Axiata and its Group of Companies Reaffirms its Corruption Free Practice
Kuala Lumpur, 16 January 2018 – Axiata Group Berhad (Axiata) and its operating companies comprising of Celcom Axiata Berhad, Axiata Business Services Sdn. Bhd., Axiata Digital Services Sdn. Bhd. and edotco Group Sdn. Bhd., today reaffirm their pledge to be corruption free, bribe free, graft free and to practice and uphold the highest levels of integrity and Corporate Governance as one of Malaysia’s leading corporates with a presence in 11 countries across ASEAN and South Asia.
Tan Sri Jamaludin Ibrahim, President & Group Chief Executive Officer of Axiata led members of his senior management team and employees of the Group in reciting the oath and make their pledge in the presence of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) team who was represented by YBhg. Dato’ Abdul Samat Bin Kasah, Director of Community Education Department.
At the ceremony, Jamaludin said, “As a leading telecoms group and an international Malaysian GLC, Axiata is honoured to be a part of this move to drive greater levels of transparency, governance, integrity and ethical standards, not just in Malaysia, but across all markets within our footprint.
“As part of our corporate culture across all our businesses and investments, the Group has held two guiding principles as part of its values, there are Uncompromising Integrity and Exceptional Performance. Uncompromising in our integrity is not only to maintain a clean track record, we want to be squeaky clean. This means an absolute zero-tolerance on anything against this ethos where every employee of the Group is bound by to this practice.”
Uncompromising Integrity and Exceptional Performance is Axiata’s distinct core corporate values applied across the Group. Anchored with Uncompromising Integrity as a core value, all employees of the Group are committed to upholding the highest standards of lawful and ethical conduct, and in demonstrating honest, fairness and accountability in all company related dealings.
As a Group, Axiata has already been recognised for its excellence in corporate governance by the Malaysian Shareholders Watchdog Group (MSWG) as being in the top 10 by rank and performance in Corporate Governance as well as for excellence in its disclosures in Malaysia. Axiata also ranked among the top 15 in the Malaysian Code on Corporate Governance (MCCG) for 2017.
As one of the largest Asian telecommunications companies, Axiata today operates in ten countries, servicing over 320 million subscribers. With a diverse portfolio in mobile network operations, communications infrastructure services and digital services, the Group pieces together the best in innovation, connectivity, and talent in its vision of Advancing Asia.
Axiata has controlling stakes in market leading mobile operators in South East Asia and South Asia. Axiata Group of companies operate under the brand name of ‘Celcom’ in Malaysia, ‘XL’ in Indonesia, ‘Dialog’ in Sri Lanka, ‘Robi’ in Bangladesh, ‘Smart’ in Cambodia and 'Ncell' in Nepal. Further to this, the Group also holds strategic interests in ‘Idea’ in India and ‘M1’ in Singapore.
edotco, the Group’s integrated infrastructure services company, operates in six countries to deliver telecommunications infrastructure services, operating a portfolio of over 25,000 towers (operated and managed) across 5 countries. It aims to be one of the top regional telecommunications tower companies and is committed to responsible and sustainable business operations.
Axiata Digital (“AD”), its digital services arm, captures the rapid growth in internet-based businesses through its portfolio of 24 digital brands, servicing growing demands in mobile money, mobile advertising, e-commerce, entertainment and education.
As a committed and long-term investor, Axiata provides employment to 25,000 people within its operations. In line with its sustainability goals, the Group actively supports and drives young talent development; disaster response and recovery; as well as green initiatives.