Federal Tax Authority Sets Global Benchmark with Prestigious Corporate Ethical Procurement and Supply Certificate
In an unprecedented achievement, the Federal Tax Authority (FTA) has made history by becoming the world’s first government tax authority to attain the esteemed Corporate Ethical Procurement and Supply Certificate. This international accreditation solidifies the FTA’s unwavering dedication to implementing best practices and efficiency standards in its procurement and supply systems.
The Director General of the FTA, His Excellency Khalid Ali Al Bustani, was presented with the prestigious certificate at a grand ceremony held at the Museum of Union in Dubai. Sam Achampong, the Regional Head of the Middle East & North Africa (MENA), had the honor of conferring the certificate to H.E. Al Bustani, amidst the presence of FTA officials and representatives from the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply.
In a statement issued on this momentous occasion, the Institute affirmed,
“The Federal Tax Authority is the trailblazing government tax agency to achieve the Corporate Ethical Certificate in Procurement and Supply, a remarkable milestone since the establishment of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply almost 90 years ago. Given the significance of this accomplishment, the Authority has been duly added to the corporate ethical register, signifying its adherence to the highest professional standards in procurement and supply.”
Furthermore, the FTA has been shortlisted for the highly anticipated CIPS Conference & Excellence in Procurement Awards Mena 2023 in the esteemed “Best Leader of 2023” category. This recognition serves as a testament to the FTA’s exceptional performance, with Mr. Sulaiman Abdulla, the Director of Administrative Affairs Department, being acknowledged for his outstanding contributions.
Expressing his delight upon receiving the certificate, H.E. Al Bustani exclaimed, “This international recognition instills confidence in the Federal Tax Authority’s systems and services at large. We continually strive to enhance their efficiency, elevate performance, and advance our systems, services, and outputs across all functions, including procurement and services. Our ‘Comprehensive Quality’ approach ensures seamless operations, streamlined transactions, and an integrated system.”
“From the very beginning, the Authority has been resolute in establishing an advanced digital organizational structure in line with the finest international standards. This framework empowers us to carry out all operations through a fully electronic tax system,”
“This latest achievement is a testament to the comprehensive quality system that the FTA aspires to create. We have acquired a series of ISO certificates, affirming our adherence to international standards in information technology services and information security management.”
This remarkable accomplishment propels the Federal Tax Authority’s developmental plans, intricately aligned with the vision of ‘We the UAE 2031.’ These principles form an all-encompassing national action plan, solidifying the UAE’s status as a dynamic global economic powerhouse, brimming with promising opportunities for global partners. The certification further bolsters the FTA’s pursuit of its objectives, particularly to be a world-leading institution in the field of taxation.
Highlighting the FTA’s unwavering commitment to upholding the highest professional standards in all operations, including procurement and supply chains, H.E. Al Bustani emphasized the authority’s pivotal role in raising awareness and cultivating a professional culture in procurement and supply chain management. Recognizing the strategic significance of these functions in sustainability and business continuity, the Federal Tax Authority remains at the forefront of promoting excellence in the field.