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[post_content] => Germany's Bodo Möller Chemie reports that it has become "one of the few companies in the world" to achieve ISO 37001 anti-bribery certification. Offering "clear guidelines for combating corruption and white-collar crime", ISO 37001, it says, "is the first supranational standard for setting up an anti-bribery management system and operating it on an ongoing basis". Moreover, "the supranational and cross-sector policy provides instruments for preventing and uncovering potential corruption, as well as corresponding procedures for dealing with suspected corruption".
Describing itself as "a leading applications expert and a supplier of speciality chemicals and high-performance adhesives, as well as other epoxy-resin-based products", Bodo operates a growing network of locations across its native Europe as well as Africa, Asia and the Americas. Thus, while its new certification is valid for its German headquarters in Offenbach am Main, the company notes that "its subsidiaries throughout the world will likewise adapt their working practices to comply with ISO 37001".
"Even countries where the risk of corruption is high, such as Brazil, Iraq, China, Cameroon and India, agreed to [this new] ISO standard," the company continues, adding that when working with ISO 37001-certified partners, "global operators will benefit from clear guidelines for preventing unethical business practices". But there's arguably more to it than that.
"Trust is a key element in the chemicals sector. This ISO standard is a global standard that reflects our understanding of permissible management practices," says Bodo CEO Frank Haug. "Over the last few years, our corporate group has expanded to include numerous international subsidiaries. In addition to the long-standing working relationship with our many customers and partners, we also want to establish common standards, such as ISO 37001, as a basis for a trusting business relationship."
And on the subject of expansion, Bodo has now widened its global reach with the opening of a new office in Nairobi, Kenya. Previously, the company had served customers in the sub-Saharan region via two offices in South Africa that it established in 2011. However, due to growing demand, the company has now broadened its regional footprint "to intensify existing business" and better meet the needs of the market. "We are happy about this step," Haug says. "Our presence enables us to effectively serve customers in Kenya and neighbouring countries. Kenya is the hub for East Africa. With [our] own office in Nairobi, we will be present in a very dynamic part of Africa."
Headed by Philip Kamau, the new Kenyan location will offer customers from the automotive, coatings, textiles and construction sectors specialty adhesives, epoxy resins, additives and pigments sourced from such principals as Huntsman Advanced Materials, Huntsman Textile Effects and DowDuPont. "We are delighted that Mr Kamau is representing Bodo Möller Chemie in Kenya," says Mark Hepburn, Bodo's managing director in South Africa. "It is an exciting role as part of the Sub-Saharan team, which has already made a name for itself for expert and solution-focused distribution".
In addition to its sub-Saharan activities, Bodo's operations on the continent also include offices in Morocco and Egypt, from which it services customers across the Maghreb. The opening of the new office in Kenya, it says, is therefore "an important milestone in the company's geographic expansion in Africa".
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