The Algeciras Port Authority (APBA) has renewed its RD&i management system certification. It was first obtained back in December 2019 and it officially proves that APBA continues to meet the requirements from the UNE 166002:2014 standard regarding research, development and innovation (RD&i) within the scope of logistic and port operations.
The UNE 166002:2014 Certification, granted by the Spanish Standardisation and Certification Association (AENOR), helping to regulate aims to organise, systematise and consistently improve RD&i activities, and ensure their maximum effectiveness and efficiency. This renewal reinforces APBA’s commitment with RD&i, as well as the quality standards reached over the last years when it comes to coordinating and systematising the innovation processes. Through these processes we endeavour to achieve excellence and hence to strengthen the sense of satisfaction in our customers and users. In addition, this renewed certification acknowledges that we continue to commit to an experienced, competitive and high-quality RD&i Mana-gement System, whose effectiveness is unbiased, that guarantees good practices, and that promotes an ongoing improvement and high-quality innovation-related actions and projects.
RD&i Management System is not only helping APBA to regulate and systematise the key processes, from the inception to the implementation of projects and cross-cutting initiatives, but is also enabling new procedures in order to improve aspects, e.g. prospective technology, knowledge management, open innovation and development of tools to support
innovation and, as a result, growth and evolution. Ensuring strategic compliance and the guidelines that our conception of a Next Generation Port entails, is a consistent aspect of the above-mentioned. In other words, a Just-in-Time, Smart and Sustainable Port.
Finally, we would like to highlight the collaborative work of our Innovation Office coordinated by IDOM, which has accompanied the APBA in the tasks of management and maintenance of the RD&i Management System during 2020.
Leave a Reply