PETALING JAYA: Iconic Worldwide Bhd has handed an environmental, social and governance (ESG) accountability audit as per the Sedex Members Moral Commerce Audits (Smeta) methodology, which was carried out by a third-party worldwide audit agency.
The corporate that’s primarily concerned in tourism, property growth and manufacturing of non-public protecting gear (PPE), stated Smeta was one of the vital extensively used moral audit codecs on the planet and is based on the conventions of the Worldwide Labor Group, in addition to related native legal guidelines.
“It includes modules akin to labor requirements, well being and security, administration programs, environmental evaluation and enterprise ethics,” it stated in a press release.
Iconic Medicare, the corporate’s subsidiary was licensed for its glove manufacturing enterprise after going by way of a four-pillar Smeta audit scope.
The audit, held at its PPE manufacturing facility in Batu Kawan, Penang, explored the extent of the staff’ social safety and ran throughout manufacturing subdivisions, assist companies and administration. Collective and particular person interviews had been additionally held in any respect ranges of key and assist personnel, it added.
Managing Director Datuk Tan Kean Tet stated: “Though not obligatory, the Smeta audit program is an exercise that we willingly participated in as it’s a worldwide-recognized customary of how we conduct enterprise.
“That is particularly vital for us as a comparatively new PPE participant, and now we have the benefit to have the ability to align our targets to the long-term targets of society.”
On Jan 15, Iconic Worldwide, by way of Iconic Medicare, launched a RM200mil glove and face masks manufacturing facility in Batu Kawan Industrial Park, Penang.
Six double former glove dipping strains have began operating on the manufacturing facility, with six extra glove dipping strains and 20 medical face masks manufacturing strains to be commissioned and put in by the tip of this month.