SAADC (The Saudi Arabian Anti-Doping Committee) the first sport organization in Saudi Arabia, the first Anti-Doping organization in the Middle East
obtain the ISO9001:2008
In concurrence with the Saudi Vision 2030, and in harmony with developmental steps taken by the General Authority for Sports, and the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee, the Saudi Arabian Anti-Doping Committee successfully met all the requirements for the ISO 9001:2008, and consequently acquired the certification on 20th August 2016 to be the first sport organization achieving this feat in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the first Anti-Doping Organization in Middle East as well.
The URS (United Registrar of Systems Limited); the organization offering the ISO certification in UK, has exalted the high performance of SAADC in implementing the requirements of the Quality Management system, and its commitment to the international performance standards in a high professionalism, where the IOS working team had conducted 26 visits in the last year to the SAADC headquarters to ensure the precise application and implementation of the process, in addition to 8 specialized workshops to fulfill the achievement of the quality standards in accordance with the internationally recognized principles.
Chairman of the SAADC’s Board, Dr. Mohammed Saleh Al-Konbaz, affirmed that the certificate has been achieved by the grace of Allah, and then the precise application of the high directions of the Custodian of the Two Holly Mosques, his Crown Prince, and his Deputy Crown Prince-Allah bless them all- about the conduction of the national transitional programs to reach the Saudi Vision 2030.
Dr. Al-Konbaz indicated to the keenness of HRH Prince Abdullah Bin Musaad; president of the General Authority for Sports, and chairman of the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee to pursue the development of the institutional distinction methodology, and to bring about a working environment that goes in line with the achievement of future aspirations to reach clean and doping-free sport.
Dr. Al-Konbaz has extended his thanks and appreciation to SAADC’s members of the Board and all staff who effectively contributed to the certification obtainment which is considered as a culmination to the development that SAADC seeks in the institutional administrative work, pointing out that the presence of such clear, smooth and transparent working mechanism, that complies with the international standards in carrying out tasks and responsibilities has contributed directly to the obtainment of such feat.