KUALA LUMPUR: The management and employees of Aeon Co (M) Bhd and Aeon BiG (M) Sdn Bhd (Aeon) are committed to be free from corruption.
The commitment was expressed at the declaration and signing of corruption-free pledge ceremony organised in collaboration with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) at its Aeon headquarters here on Wednesday.
At the hybrid event, Aeon managing director and CEO Shafie Shamsuddin led the session and was joined by nearly 200 people, who took part in the pledge physically and virtually, comprising the management and a group of Aeon employees.
Also present virtually were Aeon chairman Datuk Iskandar Sarudin and deputy commissioner Datuk Razim Mohd Noor, who is also director of the community education division of the MACC.
In a statement, Shafie said: “We are very grateful to be able to officially complete the pledge with the support and cooperation from the MACC.
“Its implementation is very important for us to continuously create the awareness and to instil the sense of abhorrence towards corruption at every level in Aeon.
“When every action or decision is based on integrity, without any corrupt influence, the company will be well-governed and will definitely be on the right track to continuously thrive.
“A sustainable company assures a brighter future for its employees and stakeholders. Viable companies, driven by a high level of productivity will also contribute to the economic growth of the nation,” he said.
. Aeon is determined to continue supporting the pledge in carrying out the responsibilities entrusted upon us and will always support MACC’s effort in fighting corruption.”
The IBR by MACC is an initiative that emphasises on the pledge and oath voluntarily taken by the organisation’s leadership and employees to ensure that everyone is accountable when carrying out their duties to deter them from engaging in any corrupt behaviour.
At the event, MACC also conducted a briefing entitled “Fighting Corruption in the Organisation.”
“At Aeon, we always strive to instil good values among us.
“One of the approaches is through the Aeon code of conduct, which is to always value the trust given by others and always act with integrity and sincerity in any situation.
“We declare this commitment with all Aeon employees every time we meet during the monthly gathering,” concluded Shafie.