PLUS Malaysia Bhd (PLUS) has received the internationally recognised ISO37001 Anti-Bribery Management System (ABMS) standard certification, recently.
In a statement today, PLUS said this came just five months after taking the Anti-bribery and Anti-Corruption (ABAC) pledge in the presence of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) during its Integrity Day programme in February.
“I am truly delighted that even during this (COVID-19) pandemic, PLUS accelerated the adoption of new ways of working by leveraging on technology to engage our staff, business partners and the public on the importance of upholding integrity.
“The certification reinforces PLUS’ zero-tolerance position against all forms of bribery and corruption. Our tagline of #pilihintegrititiadatoleransi affirms our belief that there are no compromises when it comes to integrity,” PLUS managing director Datuk Azman Ismail was quoted as saying in the statement.
The certification was obtained following extensive audits conducted by SIRIM QAS International, an independent certification body which concluded that PLUS has institutionalised robust and effective processes and practices to prevent, detect and respond to bribery in line with anti-bribery laws.
Leading up to the certification, PLUS had also launched an independent whistleblowing channel on its website, where the public can report real or suspected cases of improper conduct in PLUS without fear of retaliation or reprisal.
“All reports are highly confidential, and action will be taken to those who do not comply with PLUS’ ABAC Principles,” added PLUS chief governance and risk officer Satpal Singh in the same statement.