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AETOS stands vigilant at the Shangri-La Dialogue

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Jun 2019
AETOS was the event security service provider for the Singapore Police Force at the recent Shangri-La Dialogue, hosted by the International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS). From 31 May to 2 June, over 350 Auxiliary Police Officers (APOs) and 80 Security Officers (SOs) carried out security screening, access control, and traffic management duties at and around the vicinity of the hotel.

Patrick Koh, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, said “We are pleased to work together again with the Police as the preferred security partner for the Shangri-La Dialogue. The presence of our officers on the ground assures that this significant event can proceed smoothly.”

Initiated in 2002, the Shangri-La Dialogue is a multilateral Asian security forum aimed at fostering defence diplomacy and regional security cooperation. The summit typically hosts ministers, heads of state, and top-ranking defence officials from across Southeast Asia and beyond. Notably, this year’s Dialogue marked the first time since 2011 that a Chinese defence chief has been present.
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Over 700 promoted at annual Promotion and Long Service Award Ceremony
The atmosphere was joyous at AETOS Complex last Friday at the annual Promotion and Long Service Award Ceremony. More than 700 personnel were promoted, including Auxiliary Police Officers, Security Officers, and corporate staff, while over 130 personnel received Long Service Awards.

The annual promotion exercise is part of AETOS’ ongoing efforts to reward and recognise employees for their performance and dedication, as well as identify and develop those who have demonstrated potential to eventually take on greater leadership roles in the organisation.

The promotees for this year include Sergeant Murugan, who has previously received the Police Commissioner Award, as well as multiple other commendations during his time with AETOS. While he excels at his current vocation – managing the Cash-in-Transit vehicle fleet and logistics - SGT (APF) Murugan has also made it a point to diversify his skillsets. Today, he is both a certified shooting range instructor and a trainer for Self-Service Banking operations, coordinating and conducting training for the officers in his division.

Security Supervisor Devi, currently deployed at Tan Tock Seng Hospital as a team leader of 18 Security Officers, was also in good spirits as she received her certificate of promotion. Aside from her core security duties, she has deftly handled a diverse range of responsibilities, including rostering, preparing security reports, and participating in meetings with hospital management. Said Devi, “I’m thankful that I am recognised for the work that I do, and look forward to taking on new roles at AETOS.”

Addressing those present, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mr Alfred Fox, emphasised the need for officers to be equipped with the right competencies and skills to handle any difficulties they might face during the course of their duties. To that end, AETOS will be rolling out several training and development initiatives, including leadership programmes spearheaded by AETOS Training Academy.

The hard work and dedication of our long-serving officers was also highlighted during the ceremony. Officers such as Corporal Sumanthy Pillai, who received an award for 35 years of service, have played an integral role as mentors and role models to countless officers during AETOS’ development. Their professionalism and excellence have set high standards for subsequent generations of officers.

“People will always remain as our greatest asset. AETOS is committed to invest in our people – this is where our success starts,” said Mr Fox.
AETOS obtains ISO37001 Certification on Anti-Bribery Management Systems
AETOS is the first security and safety service provider in Singapore to obtain the Singapore Standard (SS) ISO 37001 certification for meeting globally recognised anti-bribery good practices.

The ISO 37001 is the first international anti-bribery management system standard designed to help organizations combat bribery risk in their own operations and throughout their global value chains. To obtain the certification, the organisation must implement a series of measures and controls that cover all aspects of an organisation, including top management leadership, commitment and responsibility; financial, procurement and contractual controls; anti-bribery policy, procedures and training; third-party risk assessments and due diligence; reporting, monitoring and investigation procedures.

Mr Alfred Fox, Executive Director and CEO of AETOS Holdings, said, “Integrity forms the foundation of our core values and it defines the way we do business in any part of the world. Working closely with key partners such as Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and the Singapore Police Force (SPF), AETOS has always enforced a zero tolerance policy towards bribery and corruption. Being the first security company in Singapore to be certified ISO 37001 compliant is a testament of our commitment to uphold a high standard of corporate governance. Our clients and partners will also have greater confidence when they work with us.”