Bribery is one of the world’s most destructive and challenging issues. With over US$ 1 trillion paid in bribes each year*, the consequences are catastrophic, reducing quality of life, increasing poverty and eroding public trust. •ISO 37001 is an anti-bribery management system standard published in October 2016. •It is designed to help an organization establish, implement, maintain, and improve an anti-bribery compliance program. It includes a series of measures and controls that represent global anti-bribery good practice. The measures required by ISO 37001 are designed to be integrated with existing management processes and controls. It follows the common high-level structure for ISO management system standards, for easy integration with, for example, ISO 9001. New or enhanced measures can be integrated into existing systems.
Who can use this Standard?
The standard is flexible and can be adapted to a wide range of organizations, including:
•Small & medium sized enterprises (SMEs)
•Public and private sector organizations
•Non-governmental organizations (NGOs)
The standard can be used by organizations in any country.
What does the ISO 37001 standard require?
The organization must implement a series of measures and controls in a reasonable and proportionate manner to help prevent, detect, and deal with bribery, including:
•Management leadership, commitment and responsibility
•Personnel controls and training
•Due diligence on projects and business associates
•Financial, commercial and contractual controls
•Reporting, monitoring, investigation and review
•Corrective action and continual improvement
ISO 37001 is a requirements standard, making it capable of independent certification. CDG is a world leading organisation for ISO 37001 certification. Contact CDG for ISO 37001 certification services.