Dubai: The Federal Tax Authority’s (FTA) innovation management system has been awarded a new international accreditation in acknowledgment of its implementation of international best practices and standards that improve the efficacy and efficiency of innovation management.
The Authority has been awarded the ISO 56002:2019 certificate, confirming its success in implementing the international standard for innovation management. This achievement coincides with the FTA’s participation in the monthlong UAE Innovates 2024 initiative.
The certification was granted after experts from the certifying body audited the FTA’s system and verified the accuracy of all related procedures. The Authority passed the audits successfully, confirming that its system provides an effective framework for driving innovation. The certificate also demonstrates that the FTA’s performance ratings in terms of innovation have notably improved, ensuring the Authority’s continued support for regulatory reform programs.
HE Khalid Ali Al Bustani, Director General of the FTA, said that, “The ISO certification for the innovation management system provides an added layer of assurance to the Federal Tax Authority’s systems, particularly in relation to the innovation environment and its growth. This also demonstrates the Authority’s commitment to establishing an institutional environment that fosters creativity and innovation, and prioritizes the development of skills and talents of innovation management employees.”
“The objective is to encourage the generation of innovative and effective solutions to the challenges and opportunities, while employing innovative tactics to achieve sustainable financial diversification for the UAE for generations to come,” HE Al Bustani added.
The Authority has renewed its accreditation for the international standard for business continuity management system (BCMS) and disaster recovery with an ISO 22301 certification, in addition to earning the ISO 20000 and ISO 27001 accreditation certificates for information technology services management system, and information security management system.
These efforts form part of the Authority’s comprehensive quality system, which was previously certified with the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System certificate. The purpose of this system is to enhance the performance of the FTA’s business processes in all areas, ensuring compliance with the requirements of an effective quality management system and a continuous commitment to it in all services provided by the Authority.