Since the MACC Act Section 17A enforcement began many companies have established some form of adequate procedures programme designed to meet the requirements of the TRUST principles published by the government of Malaysia. This is the only defence a company, its directors and management have in the event of a Section 17A prosecution and is also important to establish strong integrity health in the organisation: the best long-term protection against corruption.
With high stakes in mind, directors and top management are now asking the question, ‘Are our adequate procedures really adequate? How do we know?’ This is particularly salient if the programme was developed in-house or was done on a minimal cost basis.
Using our extensive experience combined with many hours of research into best practice, Trident has developed an Adequacy Check service designed specifically to deal with this question. Through our deep-dive analysis conducted by our experienced AP and ISO 37001 implementers, we assess the current status of your programme to identify areas where further attention is needed before it could be considered adequate.
Incorporated in the methodology is the provision of an action plan to help your in-house team do the work necessary to bring you up to standard. Naturally, if technical assistance is required Trident is on-hand to provide the expertise your team needs to do the job well.
Contact us to know more about how we can help you provide the independent expert assessment your Board is looking for to provide assurance that the programme is indeed suitable to be considered adequate.