CSR News from around ASEAN

Regional Working Group on Business Integrity in ASEAN agreed on the Vision, Mission, Core Values, Framework and Action Plan on Collective Action against Corruption

Members of the Regional Working Group on Business Integrity in ASEAN gathered in Bangkok, Thailand on 24 March 2015 to discuss the Group’s direction and strategy. Envisioning “a corruption-free ASEAN”, the Working Group agreed on its mission to promote and achieve the highest standard of business integrity in ASEAN. Members of the Working Group were also committed to uphold six core values -- commitment, integrity, collaboration, inclusiveness, sharing and excellence – in their join efforts against corruption.


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We are deeply saddened by the passing of Mr. Lee Kuan Yew.  His contribution to the development of Singapore and the region is immeasurable.  As a statesman, Mr. Lee was one of the founding leaders that established ASEAN, paving the way for regional peace, stability, and integration.

We will remember him as a leader who dedicated his life and overcame seemingly insurmountable odds to turn Singapore into a modern metropolis and economic hub, built on a foundation of good governance, multi-racial harmony, meritocracy and innovation.

He championed a constructive tripartism with a strong belief that economic growth is the means for social progress.  This is corporate social responsibility in practice.  His vision, leadership and passion have benefited countless Singaporeans, ASEAN citizens and the international community.

He will be missed, but never forgotten.  His legacy will be always honoured.  Our deepest condolences to his family and all Singaporeans in this time of mourning.


Business & Human Rights agenda in ASEAN takes a leap forward

Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia,
4 February 2015

“As ASEAN continues to improve its competitive strength in the business area and integrates itself into the global economy, there is a necessity that this region is able to maintain appropriate standards in corporate governance, accountability and transparency in respecting environment, human rights and fundamental freedoms,” the Indonesian Representative to the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR), Rafendi Djamin said.


"... every party should be transparent and be accountable of their actions. State has the role to provide with the relevant policies and regulations as well as their enforcement.  Business has a role to follow the policies and regulations.  Civil society has the role in assisting those of voiceless to be heard by the State and Business so that appropriate actions and remedies are in place,"

Rafendi Djamin, Indonesian Representative to ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR).

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Corruption an impediment to ASEAN competitiveness, leads to bigger problems

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Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia,
5 February 2015

Huguette Labelle, former Chair of Transparency International (TI) and Board Member of the Global Compact, in her keynote speech on achieving a corrupt-free ASEAN, spoke on the importance of cooperation between governments, civil society and business sector in tackling corruption.

Huguette Labelle,
former Chair of Transparency International (TI) and Board Member of the Global Compact
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