Press Statement – Transparency International Malaysia & Top Glove join hands to Organize Integrity Run 2017

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Press Statement: Transparency International Malaysia & Top Glove join hands to Organize Integrity Run 2017

9th Dec 2017 – In order to raise awareness on the importance of Integrity and Anti-Corruption initiatives among the private sector, Transparency International-Malaysia (TI-M) and Top Glove Corporation Bhd will be jointly organizing their first Integrity Run. The run is organized in conjunction with International Anti-Corruption Day which annually falls on 9th of December. Previous years saw TI-M organizing and participating in walks with notable public entities to raise awareness to the general public. The event is open to TI-M members, Top Glove staff, vendors, clients and other corporate employees.

Details of the event are as follows; –

Date: 9th December 2017 (Saturday)

Time: 06.00 a.m to 10.00 a.m

Venue: Top Glove Tower, Setia Alam

Besides being the first integrity run, this would also be a first-time collaboration between TI-M and a private organization for such an event, as part of our efforts to advocate good governance, integrity and initiatives to prevent bribery and corruption among the private sector entities in Malaysia.

Top Glove has graciously agreed to co-host the run with TI-M, underscoring their commitment to uphold Integrity in business, and above that, taking on the responsibility of encouraging vendors and other private entities to follow suit.  The run also received great support from the following sponsors: Coca-Cola and Nestlé, who contributed free product samples.

Top Glove’s Executive Chairman, Tan Sri Dr Lim Wee Chai elaborated, “We are pleased to be collaborating with Transparency International-Malaysia on this Integrity Run.  This is very much in line with Top Glove’s strong stand against corruption and our Business Ethics which emphasize Honesty, Integrity and Transparency.  With this run, we hope to further inspire our business partners and other companies to establish robust integrity policies to prevent bribery and corruption towards creating a corruption-free society.”

Known for its very strong stand against corruption and numerous initiatives to promote integrity in business, Top Glove has also obtained the ISO 37001:2016 Anti Bribery Management System on 3 November 2017. Top Glove would also be the first organization to display a Prevention of Bribery and Corruption pledge wall within its premises. The Prevention of Bribery and Corruption pledge wall is an art piece featuring handprints of the management to demonstrate their commitment to fighting corruption and upholding the values of honesty, integrity and transparency.  TI-M and Top Glove hope to see more private organizations setting up such walls, reminding their stakeholders to take a strong stand against corruption and bribery in their day to day business.

Dato Akhbar Satar, President of TI-M said that “Fighting corruption is important for Malaysia’s business climate as there are increasing demands by international standards, instruments and review mechanism. It is important to raise public awareness on corruption and the importance of integrity including through the embedding of integrity principles and value to foster a culture of business integrity and compliance.” He hopes to have continuous fruitful engagements, working on Anti-Corruption initiatives and promoting good governance and Integrity with Top Glove and other honourable organizations in the future.

 

Jointly issued by: Top Glove Corporation Bhd and TI-M

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