Felda Global Ventures Holdings Berhad (FGV) signed Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC)’s Corruption-Free Pledge as a proactive step in the Group’s commitment towards good corporate governance.
FGV Group President and Chief Executive Officer Dato’ Zakaria Arshad signed the pledge, witnessed by the Inspection and Consultative Division of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), Dato’ Mohd Yusof Mohd Zain and FGV’s Group Chairman, Datuk Wira Azhar Abdul Hamid.
Dato’ Zakaria also led the Corruption-Free Pledge together with over 800 FGV Group’s senior management and employees in conjunction with an Integrity Leadership Forum organised by the Group’s Governance Division (GGD).
The forum featured prominent speakers, MACC’s former Deputy Chief Commissioner (Management and Professionalism), Dato’ Sri Zakaria Jaffar and President of Transparency International Malaysia (TI-M) Dato’ Akhbar Satar.
According to Dato’ Zakaria, FGV has always emphasised on best corporate governance and integrity, more so since its listing in 2012. One of the efforts undertaken was to establish a dedicated division responsible for the implementation and monitoring, which is headed by an officer seconded from MACC, Dato’ Abdul Wahab Abdul Aziz.
“MACC is currently drafting guidelines on the establishment of a similar unit, which could be emulated by other government-linked companies (GLCs),” he said.
FGV has also appointed 39 officers as Governance & Integrity Champions amongst its employees to highlight on governance and integrity issues in FGV Group.
At the same event, FGV also launched the Anti-Corruption Revolution Movement (GERAH), a campaign by MACC to place corruption as the number one enemy for Malaysians. The campaign in FGV would focus on the 3J messages; “Jangan Hulur, Jangan Kawtim, Jangan Settle” (Don’t Give and Don’t Settle).