Thursday, March 29, 2012

Corporate Integrity Pledge - 1 year on

The Malaysian Institute of Integrity (IIM) marks the one year anniversary of its Corporate Integrity Pledge initiative by organizing a Roundtable Discussion with existing and potential pledgers. Yang Berhormat Dato' Seri Idris Jala, Minister at the Prime Minister Department graced the occocasion by giving a brief speech on the results of the various government transformation programs (GTP). One of the main initiatives of the GTP includes the government's effort to enhance ethics and integrity measures both in the government and the private sectors. One year ago, PEMANDU and IIM launched the Integrity Pledge (IP)initiative and to date more than sixty corporations have signed up the IP. In today's meeting, two corporations - Maybank Berhad and Thumbprints Sdn Bhd shared and presented their integrity best practices with the participants. Other corporations that shared their respective corporate integrity system include MIMOS, Siemens, TM, Essence Communication, Top Glove. Two new pledgers - Institute of Engineering Malaysia and MDeC signed their IP with IIM during the event. Meanwhile, Professor Dr Normah Omar from the Accounting Research Institute (ARI)introduced and presented the Corporate Integrity System Malaysia (CISM)- Self Assessment Questionnaire that could be used and adapted by corporations to assess and develop their own CISM. The instrument (CISM) is a product developed from a successful adaptation of a Global Ethics and Integrity Benchmark tool originally developed by Dubinsky and Richter from the USA. CISM is developed jointly by the academic group and IIM. More than 120 participants took part in the half-day Roundtable Discussion held at IIM auditorium today....

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