The international certification acknowledges Mawani’s efforts boost organizational efficiency
In a historic first for the Kingdom’s transportation sector, the Saudi Ports Authority (Mawani) recently received the prestigious Qualified by EFQM recognition by the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) after successfully passing its assessment against the seven criteria of the EFQM Model.
The international certification acknowledges Mawani’s consistent efforts to measure its overall performance and boost organizational efficiency, effectiveness, and quality in the maritime and ports sector, which translates into world-class excellence and services for investors, stakeholders, and shipping agents in line with the goals of the National Transport and Logistics Strategy (NTLS), Mawani revealed in a press communique.
The national maritime regulator’s strategic aim of boosting organizational excellence and governance is inspired by the EFQM 2020 Excellence Model, a globally recognized management framework that equips organizations to manage their journey of transformation and progress.
The certificate is set to solidify the competitive position of Saudi ports and optimize its operational prowess, drive innovation and cultural change, and deliver results that blend future ambitions with current practices while adapting to current trends and evolving market realities.
The accolade is the latest addition to Mawani’s growing list of global achievements across the domains of excellence and quality, not least the ISO 31000 and ISO 22301 certifications in risk management and business continuity respectively, alongside the ISO 27001 accreditation in information security and the ISO 9001 standard in quality management.
Saudi Ports Authority (Mawani) was established in 1976 to oversee the operations of the Saudi ports. Since its inception, Mawani has been keen on transforming the Saudi ports into investment platforms and facilitating the Kingdom’s trade with the rest of the world, the press statement concluded.