2021 | Quarter 1

Northport Sets Another Milestone with

ISO 37001:2016 Certification

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Northport (Malaysia) Bhd (Northport), a member of MMC Group, sets another impressive milestone when it became the first port in Malaysia to attain the ISO 37001:2016 Anti-Bribery Management System (ABMS) certification from SIRIM QAS International Sdn Bhd (SIRIM QAS). The ISO certificate was officially handed over by Tuan Haji Mohd Hamim Imam Mustain, SIRIM QAS’ Senior General Manager, Management Systems Certification Department to Dato’ Azman Shah Mohd Yusof, Chief Executive Officer of Northport in a ceremony at the port.

ISO 37001:2016 is an international standard that sets out requirements and provides guidance for establishing, implementing, maintaining, reviewing and improving anti-bribery management systems and processes as well as reducing the risk of bribery in organisations.

In the initial stage, Northport has initiated various efforts to promote the culture of integrity through engagement sessions with employees to educate and instill the awareness on integrity related best practices, including the Whistleblowing Policy. Engagement sessions with relevant stakeholders were also conducted especially with the enforcement agencies, including the Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission, Royal Malaysia Police, Royal Malaysian Customs Department, Malaysian Quarantine and Inspection Services and Port Klang Authority.

The strong leadership commitment is another push factor that further intensified Northport’s efforts towards the certification. In November 2019, Northport’s top management and employees signed the Corruption-Free Pledge that cemented the company’s commitment to conduct its business ethically and in full compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.

“ISO 37001:2016 certification is a testament of Northport’s continued commitment towards the highest level of integrity and ethical culture in our day-to-day business operations. We strongly believe that this certification will boost the confidence among our customers, business partners and other stakeholders towards Northport,” said Dato’ Azman.