Saudi Commerce Ministry granted European certificate

Saudi Commerce Minister Majid Al-Qasabi. (SPA)
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Updated 10 November 2020

Saudi Commerce Ministry granted European certificate

  • The ministry has become one of the four government agencies around the world to obtain this certification

RIYADH: The Saudi Commerce Ministry has become the first government agency to receive the European “Recognized for Excellence 4 Stars” certificate.
The CEO of the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM), Russel Longmuir, said during a virtual meeting with Saudi Commerce Minister Majid Al-Qasabi that among the 50,000 government bodies evaluated in the last 30 years, only 10 percent succeeded in obtaining a 4-star or higher rating.
The Commerce Ministry has been granted the certificate due to its adherence to standards of institutional excellence and for adopting international practices to improve its overall performance. The ministry has become one of the four government agencies around the world to obtain this certification.
The EFQM evaluates an agency’s capabilities and performance based on certain areas including leadership, strategy, human resources, resources and partnerships, services and operations, customer care and employees etc.
The EFQM model is a globally recognized management framework which allows organizations to achieve success by measuring where they are on the path towards transformation, helping them understand the gaps and possible solutions available, and empowering them to progress and significantly improve their performance.

 


Shoura Council tackle breach of trust, anti-fraud laws

Updated 30 min 34 sec ago

Shoura Council tackle breach of trust, anti-fraud laws

RIYADH: The General Assembly of the Shoura Council has reviewed topics on its agenda, which include a number of reports submitted by specialized committees.

This came on Sunday during the work of the council’s first ordinary session of the first year of the eighth session, held remotely under the chairmanship of Dr. Abdullah Al-Asheikh, president of the council. The council agreed to refer the report of the Committee on Islamic and Judicial Affairs on draft regulations against fraud and breach of trust for return to the council for consideration and review.

It also referred the report of the Committee on Social Affairs, Family and Youth on draft law pertaining to fundraising and disbursement within the Kingdom.

Further reviews will also be referred to and discussed in upcoming council sessions on draft law reports filed by the Management and Human Resources Committee regarding functional discipline and the Hajj, and the Housing and Services Committee’s draft law on amendments to the contractor classification system.