The Saudi Authority for Industrial Estates and Technology Zones (MODON) received an accreditation certificate from the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM), for the four-star category, for applying quality and institutional excellence concepts.
MODON is working to create the appropriate infrastructure to encourage local and international factories to access the Saudi market and invest in an enabling environment, where the concepts of quality and institutional excellence are applied.
The minister of Industry and Mineral Resources and chairman of the Board of Directors of MODON, Bandar Al-Khorayef, received the accreditation certificate during a ceremony on Tuesday.
MODON said in statement that the European certification of excellence crowned the authority’s efforts over an entire year.
It added that MODON has also set the goal of applying a management business model consistent with global best practices in the field of quality and institutional excellence, in a way that contributes to enhancing the confidence of local and international partners, in line with the objectives of the National Industrial Strategy.
MODON’s efforts also fall within its objectives to improve the general performance indicators according to scientific bases, and to achieve the aspirations of its partners in creating an exemplary investment environment characterized by sustainability and integration, within the framework of its strategy to empower the industry and contribute to increasing local content.
The EFQM Model is a globally recognized management framework that supports organizations in managing change and improving performance.
The model is based on data supported by industry experts in line with organizations’ goals and priorities, and employees’ aspirations, in a bid to realize effective and sustainable results and institutional excellence.
EFQM is a non-profit institution that seeks to increase the competitiveness of the economy, and help it reach excellence performance and corporate business.