The European Standard is a standard for Innovation Management System, CEN/TS 16555, issued by European Foundation for Specifications. It defines the requirements of Innovation Management System within an organisation in accordance with its strategy, work nature and applicable administrative regulations.
The move is in line with the vision of Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, that aims to make the UAE one of the leading innovative countries of the world within the next seven years.
The recognition comes as anticipated by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Board, as a result of efforts to be the forerunner in the field of innovation.
Saif bin Markhan Al Ketbi, Director-General of CPD, said, "This global achievement is added to the series of achievements of CPD that comes in application of the quote of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, "My people and I love number One".
"The senior management of CPD work hard to provide the right environment and necessary support to facilitate procedures related to innovation and encourage everyone's participation in providing ideas and their effective implementation so that innovation becomes an essential part of the integrated work system at CPD," he said.
Basem Obaid, Area Operations Manager of LRQA, congratulated CPD on the achievement, the first project of its kind to be awarded by LRQA, adding that this achievement is not new for CPD, where it’s Strategy and Development Sector already received the ISO 9001: 2015 last year, one of the first entities to obtain this certificate from LRQA.
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