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As the end of the year draws near, we would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for a fantastic year. The success of the ABAC® Center of Excellence is based on the relationships we have built over the years, and we really wouldn’t be where we are without you. Over this past year, we have added staff, contractors and new clients. We are grateful for the opportunity to work with and for you. Our passion for educating, equipping and supporting our Clients with the latest best-in-practice risk assessments, performance assessments, systems improvement and ISO standards certification remains strong.

We have released our end of year newsletter talking about our projects and accomplishments across all regions. 2021 has been a hugely successful year for ABAC® Center of Excellence with several key achievements, including the launch of three new certifications and nine new training courses:

At ABAC® Center of Excellence, we are committed to spreading knowledge about the negative impact of bribery and corruption to global businesses and promoting transparent business relations across the world. For the past year, we worked extensively to deliver whitepapers, manuals and other insights to help organisations overcome bribery and corruption challenges and manage risks more effectively. We have articles around the components of ISO 31000:2018, whether ISO 37002 Whistleblowing Management System is right for you or not, how to demonstrate “Adequate Procedures” with ISO 37001 ABMS even an integrated management systems guide. 2021 was a year that brought many industry collaborations – including events hosted with several experts from leading organisations – and educated over 600 people with:

2021 has been filled with a multitude of victories and 2022 is set to be even better, as Zafar I. Anjum our Group Chief Executive Officer comments on here:

“2021 saw an expansion in our training capabilities with the recognition of ABAC® Center of Excellence as an HRDF Training Provider by PSMB. The accreditation empowers ABAC® to provide the highest level of training services for multinational organisations seeking to educate their workforce and professional individuals in Malaysia who are interested in progressing with their careers.” 

“We are equally proud to be welcomed as an official member of the Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC) family. DIFC is a significant milestone and is set to change the marketplace for anti-bribery and anti-corruption systems in the Middle East and machine capacity to help us satisfy growing demand.”

“Our sales and marketing teams have been busy attending exhibitions. We’ve also seen a dramatic increase in our online marketing presence and subsequent engagement with our customers. Next year we hope to build on the success of 2021, and to that end, further expansion plans are already on the drawing board.”

“It just leaves me to thank all our customers for their business and loyalty, but perhaps most importantly all of the hard-working and dedicated employees in the UK, UAE, Qatar, Singapore, Malaysia, Pakistan and USA, without whom none of what you read in the subsequent pages would be possible. Thank you, and here’s to a successful 2022.”

May the New Year be healthy and prosperous to you, your business and people! Stay safe, stay well!

Best wishes,
CRI Group family

Join us in fighting against Bribery and Corruption

Even with the world under partial lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s been no shortage of bribery and corruption cases. We invite you to join us in the fight against fraud. Please help us by answering questions about your actions when fighting bribery in your organisation and operating regions. Participate in our short survey and get the chance to win:

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On behalf of ABAC® Center of Excellence, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful holiday season! Thank you for your continued support and partnership. We look forward to working with you in the years to come.