On March 15, the Certified Compliance Management Professional certification award ceremony of Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt Co., Ltd. was held at its headquarters in Tongxiang. Huayou Cobalt officially received the BSI ISO 37301:2021 certification, becoming the world's first new energy Li-ion battery material enterprise to obtain this certification and marking that its compliance management has reached international standards.
Zhang Yixiang, BSI China's Managing Director, Guo Yueting, BSI's Director of Strategic Business Development, Fang Qixue, Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer of Huayou, and Zhou Qifa, Vice President of Huayou, attended the ceremony.
Zhang Yixiang announced that Huayou Cobalt officially received the BSI ISO 37301:2021 certification on March 13, 2023. He said that Huayou Cobalt took the lead in benchmarking ISO 37301:2021 and embracing international standards, which fully demonstrates the management's high regard and determination to improve the level of compliance management and to be in line with international standards.
Fang Qixue, on behalf of the company, stated that the acquisition of the Certified Compliance Management Professional ISO 37301:2021 is a summary and recognition of Huayou's achievements in compliance management work, indicating that Huayou's compliance management has made new achievements and will certainly become a new starting point for high-quality development. Taking its certification as the world's first new energy Li-ion battery material enterprise as an opportunity, Huayou firmly embraces international standards, actively integrates into the world's development framework, pursues an unwavering commitment to creating a century-long company, strives to be the industry's best practice, strives for excellence, advancement and quality improvement, and courageously achieves the glory and dreams of Huayou staff.
The year 2023 is a critical year for Huayou's strategic goal of "completing the ten-year mission in five years." As the bottom line and red line of Huayou's operations, compliance management is an important guarantee of sustainable development and a necessary requirement for its international development. We will combine our company's work guiding ideology 2023 and take this certification as an opportunity to promote the organic integration of the three major management systems of internal control, compliance, and ESG, and strive for high-level compliance management to assist high-quality development.
ISO 37301: 2021 "Compliance Management Systems – Requirements with Guidance for Use" was released and implemented in April 2021, as a revision and replacement of ISO 19600: 2014 "Compliance Management Systems- Guidelines". The PDCA concept adopted by this international standard covers the entire process of establishing, operating, maintaining, and improving the compliance management system. Based on compliance governance principles, it provides a complete set of solutions to establish and operate compliance management systems and publicize compliance culture.