Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has become the recipient of the Globally Accepted Standard on Governance Systems 2021 (BSi13500:2013) for the fifth consecutive year. In addition to this, DEWA has also earned observations from the British Standards Institution (BSI) assessors regarding “best practice” and a shield for getting full marks (100%) for the compliance certificate.
This new achievement highlights DEWA’s headship and quality in governance management and its spot as one of the world’s leading organizations in good governance. The certification identifies DEWA’s implementation of best international practices and standards in good governance, compliance with the effective governance standards, and constant efforts to encourage principles of self-governance across all divisions.
The certificate was received by HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA (Dubai Electricity and Water Authority) in the presence of Executive Vice President of Business Development, Waleed Salman and Excellence at DEWA; Nasser Lootah, Executive Vice President of Generation, and Ali Almuwaijei, Vice President of Governance and Compliance at DEWA.
HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, credited the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Prime Ministers of the UAE, Vice president, and the Ruler of Dubai, who asserts the importance of implementing the best standards of good governance for the achievement of objectives. He said, “Receiving this certificate is an outcome of DEWA’s efforts in effectively implementing the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, who emphasizes the importance of implementing the highest standards of good governance in government work. It also mirrors DEWA’s commitment to keeping pace with the Eight Principles of Governance in Dubai and forestalling the future. DEWA adopts an all-inclusive plan for governance and compliance that considers adaptation for change that could affect the water and energy sectors locally and globally. The plan profits from opportunities in this adaptation to enhance DEWA’s leading global position in best practices and creating new opportunities. This supports the growth of Dubai, bringing nimbleness in decision making and enabling sustainable development.”
Likewise, Waleed Salman, Executive Vice President of Business Development and Excellence at DEWA, sets the performance of DEWA over the years as an example and reference for entities around the world. He said, “DEWA’s Good Governance model has become an example and inspiration for entities around the world in terms of keeping pace with rapid global changes, achieving the best global results and achievements, supporting sustainability and flexibility in business agility. DEWA implements World Bank rules and best practices for electricity and water providers worldwide. This comprises of an all-inclusive framework for good governance with a classified registration certificate, Governance Policy, and Governance Charter. This strategy has helped the UAE represented by DEWA, upholding its first global ranking consecutively for three years in Getting Electricity as per the World Bank’s Doing Business Report 2020.”
Theuns Kotzé, Managing Director, BSI IMETA Assurance, also congratulated DEWA praising its governance and DEWA’s commitment to a proactive management style. He said, “Governance is the system by which the whole organization is led and directed to accomplish its core purpose over the long term. DEWA’s achievement of successfully winning the BSi 13500:2013 Certificate of verification for the fifth consecutive year validates its commitment to proactive management strategy to fulfill its organizational purpose and continuously develop overall. On behalf of BSI, I would like to extend my congratulations to the whole DEWA team on this marvelous achievement,”