The Group’s name change from GD Express Carrier Berhad to GDEX Berhad (“GDEX”) initiated in October 2020 reflected this new journey to become a technology-driven company. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, GDEX will strengthen and grow on the back of our position as a strong courier and logistics company in South East Asia. However, the success of this transformation will depend on our ability to enhance the capability and capacity of our people, processes, and agility.
Alongside our ongoing transformation process, GDEX will incorporate practices and implement ESG principles as our core values. It is our contribution as a responsible corporate citizen. Our efforts and emphasis on these areas were recognised as the company has been included as a member of the FTSE4Good Bursa Malaysia Index since 2016. This inclusion among the top 200 Malaysian stocks in the FTSE Bursa Malaysia EMAS Index recognises that our corporate responsibility practices are consistent with FTSE’s global ESG model.
In August 2021, GDEX successfully implemented the ISO 37001:2016 Anti-Bribery Management System, which is designed to prevent, detect, and respond to bribery incidences. It is a system that guides establishing, implementing, maintaining and improving anti-bribery policies and practices. With its implementation, it is envisioned that this certification would enhance stakeholders’ confidence when conducting business transactions with GDEX.
GDEX will continue to embrace diversity, and with the appointment of Puan Nuraini Binti Ismail as Independent Non-Executive Director on 1 January 2022, the recommended practice of Bursa Malaysia-listed entities to have at least 30% representation of women on the Board of Directors is now a reality.
GDEX has also embarked on numerous initiatives relating to carbon neutrality by adopting renewable energy across the Group. These include enforcing mandatory clean fuel usage for vehicles in our logistics fleet, introducing all-electric scooters for sustainable last-mile deliveries under our ‘Go Green’ initiatives since November 2021, and implementing solar as a source of
energy. We are determined to implement initiatives that enhance sustainability and will embark on developing a framework and monitoring system to identify, implement and generate key performance indicators that track meaningful progress on this front.