The Federal Tax Authority (FTA) has become the world’s first government tax authority to receive the Corporate Ethical Procurement and Supply Certificate – a new international accreditation for the Authority, underlining its commitment to best practices and efficiency standards in its procurement and supply systems.
Khalid Ali Al Bustani, Director-General of the FTA, received the certificate from Sam Achampong Regional Head of the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) in a ceremony held at Dubai's Etihad Museum, and attended by FTA officials and representatives of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply.
The Institute issued a statement on this occasion confirming that
“the Federal Tax Authority is the first government tax agency in the world to obtain the Corporate Ethical Certificate in Procurement and Supply since the establishment of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply about 90 years ago. Given the importance of this achievement, the Authority was added to the corporate ethical register that follow the best professional standards in procurement and supply".
Moreover, the FTA has made it onto the final shortlist for the CIPS Conference & Excellence in Procurement Awards MENA 2023 under the “Best Leader of 2023" category as the 1st Federal Tax Authority to make the cut, and Sulaiman Abdulla, Director of FTA's Administrative Affairs Department, was honoured for this achievement.
Upon receiving the certificate, Al Bustani said,
“This new international accreditation boosts confidence in the Federal Tax Authority’s systems and services in general, which we continuously develop and upgrade in a bid to raise their efficiency, improve performance, and upgrade the Authority’s systems, services, and outputs across all functions, including procurement and services. We implement the ‘Comprehensive Quality’ approach to complete operations, document transactions, and establish an integrated system.”
“Since its inception, the Authority has been committed to establishing an advanced digital organisational structure in accordance with the best international standards, which would enable it to carry out all operations using a fully electronic tax system,”
“This new achievement is a continuation of the comprehensive quality system the FTA strives to create. The Authority has obtained a series of ISO certificates in recognition of its adherence to international standards in its information technology services and its information security management system.”
“This new accomplishment contributes to the success of the Federal Tax Authority’s development plans, which are rooted in the principles of the ‘We the UAE 2031’ vision,”
Al Bustani added.
“These principles, in turn, constitute a comprehensive and clear-cut national action plan to enhance the UAE’s position as an attractive and influential global economic hub with promising opportunities for all global partners. This certification supports the FTA’s efforts to achieve its objectives, most notably to be a world-leading institution in the field of taxation.”
The FTA Director-General noted that the Authority is committed to implementing the highest professional standards in its operations, cementing its local, regional, and international position in all fields, including procurement and supply chains. The Federal Tax Authority plays an effective role in spreading awareness and promoting a professional culture in procurement operations and supply chain management, especially as the procurement and supply function plays a strategic role in its sustainability and business continuity.
News Source: Emirates News Agency