ISESCO certified ISO 9001: 2015

The Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) recently obtained 9001: 2015 certification for all of its sectors, administrations and centers. In a press release, ISESCO indicates that this certification comes “in recognition of the sustained efforts made by its general management to achieve the highest levels of quality and adopt the best international standards”, as part of a program dedicated to administrative modernization that the Organization has adopted to achieve its new strategy, broken down into three axes relating to digital transformation, investment in human resources and innovation in administrative procedures. According to the same source, ISESCO obtained this prestigious quality standard after a detailed and global external audit carried out by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) on the administrative transformation and optimization programs that have been applied. in the various sectors, administrations and centers of the Organization. This audit proved the application by ISESCO of the standards required by the ISO 9001: 2015 certification. ISESCO CEO Salem Ben Mohamed El Malek, quoted in the press release, stressed that obtaining this certification version constitutes an “important step” in the execution of the plans drawn up to strengthen the institutional excellence and make possible a qualitative leap in terms of the Organization’s mechanisms of action, stressing that this project represents one of the instruments for improving the internal audit system and establishing governance principles. → Read also: The DG of ISESCO receives the keys to the portals of the Kasbah des Oudayas ISESCO will work in the next step to apply and obtain the highest international standards to promote innovation and continuous improvement of its working mechanisms. This international recognition highlights the organization’s concern to offer distinguished and innovative services to its Member States in the fields of education, science and culture, as well as its commitment to consolidate the best standards of reliability with partners and donors as well as its leadership in setting up an audit and risk forecasting system to deal with them and ensure the continuity of its action in all exceptional circumstances, he says. The certificate obtained by ISESCO includes the management of the quality system for a period of three years. The process to obtain it went through four basic stages, which began with the preparation phase, the development of the work plan, the implementation mechanisms and various training and programs, to allow employees to acquire the concepts and requirements of the standard and cultivate a culture of quality within the Organization. During the diagnostic stage, which aimed to analyze the current working system, the gaps and areas for improvement in the administrative system were identified. The third phase consisted of the documentation, the development of operations and procedures, as well as the publication of several documents setting out the constituent elements of the quality management system. As for the fourth and final phase, it focused on the internal audit, the review of top management and the preparations for the external audit. (With MAP)