CCM makes Malaysia proud at Islamic Economy Awards

Kuala Lumpur – Chemical Company of Malaysia Berhad (CCM) has made Malaysia proud by winning the prestigious Islamic

Sheikh Mohammad with Leonard Ariff Abdul Shatar, Group Managing Director, Chemical Company of Malaysia Berhad
Sheikh Mohammad with Leonard Ariff Abdul Shatar, Group Managing Director, Chemical Company of Malaysia Berhad

Economy Award in the Food and Health category at the Global Islamic Economy Summit held in Dubai recently. The award marks yet another meaningful milestone for CCM in its continued commitment to Halal which spans over 15 years.

Championing Halal initiatives, CCM was the sole winner from Malaysia this year, joining the likes of Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. Zeti Akhtar Aziz who won the Lifetime Achievement Award last year and CIMB Islamic who bagged the 2013 award for achievements in Islamic Banking.

The award adds to a string of achievements earned by CCM for its Halal efforts, including supporting the development of the world’s first Halal Pharmaceuticals – General Guidelines (MS 2424: 2012) with the Department of Standards Malaysia and most recently, winning the Halal Excellence Award 2015 by the Halal Industry Development Corporation (HDC) last April for exceptional contributions and achievements in the development of the overall Halal industry.

“Our commitment to Halal has always been a top priority for CCM as a pioneer in the Halal industry. This is clearly encapsulated in our business conducts and principles as we work towards our aspirations to perform the fardh kifayah (collective obligation/duty). With this in mind, we strive to make widely available, Halal products that are preferred by everyone alike, be it in Malaysia or worldwide. This has also enabled us to strengthen our position as a trusted and reputable company and expand our growth domestically as well as globally,” said En Leonard Ariff Abdul Shatar, Group Managing Director of CCM.

“We have also taken a proactive approach in promoting and creating awareness of the industry locally and abroad through seminars, talks and discussions aimed at fuelling awareness on the rights of Muslim consumers in requesting for Halal alternatives, particularly for prescribed medicines from their doctors and to choose valid halal-certified over-the-counter products when they make such purchases,” he added.

Now in its third year, the annual Islamic Economy Award recognises innovative world-class business initiatives and ideas that have contributed to the social and economic welfare of the Muslim population. Organisations and individuals were awarded based on efforts to enhance bilateral trade and investment relations between Islamic nations pertaining to eight key categories, namely Money and Finance, Food and Health, Media, Hospitality and Tourism, Waqf and Endownments, SME Development, Islamic Economy Knowledge Infrastructure, Islamic Arts and Lifetime Achievement.

The awards were presented by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai

The integrity and credibility of the award was managed independently by Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading information provider; audited by Deloitte, the world’s largest privately-held professional services organisation; and adjudicated by an esteemed panel of 11 judges based on a set of established criteria.

About Chemical Company of Malaysia Berhad (CCM)

CCM, Malaysia’s largest generic pharmaceutical and compound fertilizers manufacturer, is listed on the main market of Bursa Malaysia and is a key player in the fertilizers, chemicals and pharmaceuticals industries. CCM turned 50 in 2013, celebrating five decades of commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all Malaysians. As CCM forges ahead, the Group will continue to strive for innovation and empower its employees in order to ensure product quality and customer satisfaction for years to come.