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Demonstrate “adequate procedures” against bribery and corruption with ISO 37001

The Federal Government in Malaysia has gazetted the Section 17A MACC (Amendment) Act 2018 of the corporate liability provision coming into operation on 1 June 2020. It’s less costly to get ISO 37001 certified compared to the loss suffered from being charged with bribery.

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Top 10 Bribery & Corruption Stories of 2020 (so far)

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Even with much of the world under partial lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s been no shortage of bribery and corruption cases through the first half of 2020. Each of…
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New Corporate Liability Provision Will Lead to More Investigations

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The corporate liability provision under Section 17A of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009 (the Act) came into force on 1 June 2020. Organisations were given fair warning in the…
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Supply Chain Issues Create Vulnerabilities for ABAC Compliance

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While the COVID-19 pandemic has caused supply chain disruptions and a host of other problems for businesses worldwide, companies should be aware that anti-bribery and anti-corruption compliance and enforcement is…
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ISO 37001: Applying Anti-Bribery Framework to Third Parties

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In 2016, responding to the need for a global standard to help organisations prevent and detect bribery and corruption, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) introduced ISO 37001 Anti-Bribery Management…

ABAC® certifies RM Leopad Sdn Bhd for ISO 37001:2016 ABMS

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ABAC Center of Excellence Sdn Bhd announced today that RM Leopad Sdn Bhd, a Malaysian-based group offering corrosion protection services for the energy industry, has successfully attained ISO 37001:2016 Anti-Bribery…


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ABAC® programs protect your organisation from damaging litigation & safeguard your business in the global marketplace by providing certification & training in internationally recognised ISO standards, such as ISO 37001 Anti-Bribery Management Systems, ISO 19600 Compliance Management Systems and ISO 31000 Risk Management Systems.



Working through our global network of certified fraud examiners, ethics & compliance professionals, qualified auditors, financial & corporate investigators, forensic analysts & accountants, we audit your anti-bribery, anti-corruption, risk, compliance & third-party risk management systems to ensure the organisation adequately complies with global, regional & local regulations.



Corruption and bribery affect any organisation and have a potential to cause severe harm to businesses including financial loss, dire legal consequences, brand damage, company’s reputation & sustainable development. We address bribery and corruption to promote transparent business relations & foster a global ethical business culture.



ISO 37001 Anti-Bribery Management Systems

Address bribery and corruption.
The first step of demonstrating your organisation’s commitment to implementing an effective anti-bribery management system is to commit to ISO 37001 training and/or certification.

ISO 19600 Compliance Management System

Comply with confidence.
Gain a competitive advantage and demonstrate your organisation’s commitment to two core principles of any business’s success – company-wide good governance and ethical practices.

ISO 31000 Risk Management Systems

Define and fulfil your risk oversight responsibilities.
Checkmate your business risks – guarantee peace of mind and mitigate your organisation’s risks globally.


“We are very proud to be among the first companies in UAE in the Shipping Sector to receive ISO 37001 Anti-Bribery Management System certification. It demonstrates our strong commitment to the highest ethics and validates the considerable efforts made internally to increase communication and awareness of our ethical procedures and values. We have set ourselves a goal as a Shipping Services, to carry out the ISO 37001 ABMS certification process across the partners and suppliers in the region as well.”

Operational ManagerApex Shipping Services LLC

“This achievement is very important for us because ISO 37001 ABMS Certification ensures that we are complying with all applicable laws, regulations, and the relevant international best practices to countering bribery and corruption in all the jurisdictions where we operate. We are committed to implement and continually improve effective ABMS to prevent bribery and corruption. We are very proud to work with industry experts towards implementing our corporate goals and this Certificate will bring significant trust and benefits to our organisation and industry.”

Founding Board member and CEOISS Middle East FZC

“We are very proud to attain this [ISO 37001 ABMS] certification. It demonstrates our strong commitment to the highest standards of ethics and integrity in our activities. This achievement specifically affirms the presence of anti-bribery management systems across Mubadala that support a culture of transparency and compliance in line with the highest global standards.”

Head of the Ethics & Compliance OfficeMubadala Investment Company

“Systematic corruption continues to be a substantial obstacle in both the public and private sectors today. Corruption is a cultural issue that will only change as future generations are made aware of the detrimental impact of corruption in our society. The most powerful tool an organisation can use to demonstrate ‘adequate procedures’ as an effective bribery defence and deterrent strategy is ISO 37001.”

– Zafar I. Anjum, CEO of CRI Group 


ABAC® is accredited by Emirates International Accreditation Centre (EIAC) and United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS).

Anti-Bribery Anti-Corruption (ABAC®) Center of Excellence

ABAC® Center of Excellence educates, equips and supports the world’s leading business organisations with the latest best-in-practice risk assessments, performance assessments, systems improvement and standards certification. ABAC® offers a complete suite of solutions designed to help organisations mitigate the internal and external risks associated with operating in multi-jurisdiction and multi-cultural environments while assisting in the development of frameworks for strategic compliance programs. ABAC® provides world-class certification services to organisations seeking to validate or expand their existing compliance frameworks to maintain a competitive edge in the world marketplace. Our experts audit your existing compliance and anti-bribery anti-corruption management systems to assess effectiveness and vulnerabilities, while ensuring your organisation complies with Internal Standards, FCPA rules, UK Bribery Act laws, Anti-Money Laundering regulations, and all other global, regional and local regulations.

ABAC® is a Partner in Corporate Governance with Malaysian Institute of Corporate Governance.