On 27 July 2009, the government announced the Key Performance Index (KPI) and identified the National Key Result Areas (NKRA), including efforts to reduce the crime rate and curb corruption in the public and private sector. NKRA and KPI were introduced to ensure accountability among the ruling administration and civil servants. Hence, the Corporate Integrity System Malaysia was established in 2010 through the collaboration of eight (8) organizations as Corporate Integrity Roundtable members. Members consist of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), Integrity Institute of Malaysia (IIM), Transparency International Malaysia, Companies Commission of Malaysia, Securities Commission of Malaysia, Performance Management and Delivery Unit (PEMANDU), Bursa Malaysia Berhad and NKRA Against Corruption.

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    The main objective of CISM is to instill ethical values and anti-corruption elements in the culture of doing business in Malaysia.

    In 2011, the Corporate Integrity Pledge (CIP) program was introduced to institutionalize the corporate management structure towards fighting corruption. The CISM Value Chain was introduced to facilitate the implementation of CIP within the business community in Malaysia. The CISM Value Chain enables the business community to identify the gaps and challenges in implementing corporate integrity.

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    In 2018, the CISM Value Chain was improvised, especially in the implementation mechanism and monitoring as well as in assisting the business community to establish and implement CISM within their respective organizations.