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Anti Bribery and Anti Corruption Pledge

Anti Bribery Management System (ABMS) Policy Statement

SME Bank Group adopts a zero-tolerance approach toward bribery and corruption. We are committed to applying the highest standards of ethical conduct and integrity in our business activities by putting adequate policies and procedures to prevent bribery and corruption.

In line with SME Bank SMILE core values, we resolve to:

  • Ensure matters pertaining to integrity are managed independently as per ABMS requirement.

  • Fight bribery by rejecting / not tolerating any form of corruption within the organization.

  • Undertake in the best interests in performing our duties as guided by the Code of Conducts and other relevant procedures.

  • Set out the responsibilities to comply with MS ISO 37001:2016 Anti-Bribery Management System (ABMS) and applicable anti-bribery and corruption laws.

  • Establish and continually improve our Anti-Bribery Management System (ABMS).

  • Encourage the staff to report any forms of corruption or bribery through our whistleblowing channels and/or to the relevant authorities.

  • Ensure all staff knows and abide by all the policies, procedures, and directives of SME Bank Group and aware that failure to comply may lead to disciplinary action.

Anti-Bribery & Corruption Policy

SME Bank resolves to:

  • Uphold all laws relevant to countering bribery and corruptions. Remain bound by the laws of Malaysia, including but not limited to Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009 (Amendment 2018).

  • The Anti-Bribery and Corruption Operational Guideline will provides guidance to the Board of Directors and all staff on how to deal with improper solicitation, bribery and other corrupt activities and issues that may arise in the course of business.

  • Commit in combating and preventing bribery and corruption and implementing an Anti-Bribery Management System; and

  • Undertake a periodic bribery and corruption risk assessment across its business to understand the risks it faces and Business Units to ensure that it has adequate procedures in place to address those risks.

SME Bank Group support anti-corruption efforts of the Government and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission by strengthening its corporate governance and continuously inculcating the highest standards of honesty and transparent business practice. In ensuring this, we are consistently enhancing the existing policies, in line with the Malaysian relevant laws and regulations.
These policy document are subject to modification from time to time as the Board of Directors deems appropriate in the best interests of SME Bank Group, or as required by applicable laws and regulations.


Vendor Code of Conduct (VCOC) 

Vendor Code of Conduct (VCOC) establishes a set of standards on business and ethical practices, and professional conduct expected of all vendors / contractor / service providers working with SME Bank Group.