Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority receives ISO award for Quality Management Systems

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), recently received the ISO 9001:2008 certification for Quality Management Systems (QMS), an internationally recognised standard for quality in products and services, on behalf of DSOA for its renewed commitment towards enhancing services, products and operations through a structured and efficient system.

The ISO certification was presented by R. S. Mani, Area Technical Manager - Middle East & Africa of Lloyds Registered Quality Assurance (LRQA) Ltd to His Highness Sheikh Ahmed in the presence of Dr. Mohamed Al Zarooni, Vice-Chairman and CEO of DSOA, and Dr. Juma Al Matrooshi, Executive Vice-President, Corporate Excellence & Support at DSOA.

DSOA's latest recognition quickly follows the ISO 9001:2000 for Quality Management Systems that was awarded to DSOA in 2007 for providing customers with industry-leading products and services.

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed said: "Since we first received the ISO 9001:2000 certification in 2007, Dubai Silicon Oasis has demonstrated its commitment to strengthening the culture of performance excellence in its, while developing the right structure and policies to achieve this. The latest ISO certification that we have received is proof of our consistent efforts to achieve the highest standards as an organisation. Through this certification, the concept of quality becomes an incentive for continuous development."

Dr. Mohammed Al Zarooni said:

"Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA) continues to remain focused on developing a Quality Management System to enhance all services, products and operations through a focused and streamlined system. Receiving the new ISO 9001:2008 certification proves that, in relation to global standards, DSOA has consistently excelled."

"As an organisation, we are proud to have excelled in such a rigorous evaluation and believe that such regular assessments can be of great benefit to us. Our achievement is the outcome of a thorough internal evaluation of all the necessary processes to meet the regulatory, mandatory and customer requirements. At DSOA, we are committed to raise the bar of excellence even further," Dr. Zarooni added.

The ISO 9000:2008 standards give organisations an opportunity to add value to their activities and continually improve performance by focusing on their major processes. The standards place great emphasis on developing quality management systems that are close linked to the organisation's processes and their continual improvement. As a result, they direct users to the achievement of business results, such as customer satisfaction.

Dubai Silicon Oasis is a wholly-owned entity of the government of Dubai and operates as a free zone technology park for semiconductor, microelectronics and other high technology-based companies looking to set up their regional headquarters and R&D facilities in the Middle East and Africa region.

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