ABAC® announced today that Apex Shipping Services LLC, based in Dubai, UAE, has engaged its ABAC Certification services to achieve the ISO 37001 Anti-Bribery Management System (ABMS) Standard certification.
Founded on ethical values, Dubai-based logistics firm enrols in ISO 37001:2016 ABMS standard
In a message to its stakeholders, Apex Shipping said the certification will allow the company to “implement our Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption program” and “will also enhance the eligibility criteria for Apex Shipping Services LLC to participate in Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) actively.”
Zafar Anjum, ABAC® Group’s CEO, said: “We look forward to working with Apex Shipping and we stand committed to helping them achieve their goals through ISO 37001:2016 certification, with standards that are recognised and practised in more than 160 countries worldwide.”
ISO 37001:2016 Certification
The ISO 37001 standard helps global organisations implement an anti-bribery management system by specifying a series of measures required by the organisation to prevent, detect and address bribery.
ABAC Certification’s auditors and analysts develop measures that integrate with existing management processes and controls, including implementing an anti-bribery policy, providing compliance training, communicating the policy and program to all personnel, providing risk assessments, conducting due diligence, implementing internal controls and developing reporting and investigation procedures. In its statement, Apex Shipping ownership said: “ABAC® Group is a front runner in the field of corporate integrity, and their certification gives Apex Shipping an official seal of approval in the way of business ethics.”
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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 37301 Compliance Management Systems and ISO 31000 Risk Management Systems.
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Complete our FREE Highest Ethical Business Assessment (HEBA) and evaluate your current Corporate Compliance Program. Find out if your organisation’s compliance program is in the line with worldwide Compliance, Business Ethics, Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption Frameworks. Let ABAC® experts prepare a complimentary gap analysis of your compliance program to evaluate if it meets “adequate procedures” requirements under UK Bribery Act, DOJ’s Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs Guidance and Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission.
The HEBA survey is designed to evaluate your compliance with the adequate procedures to prevent bribery and corruption across the organisation. This survey is monitored and evaluated by qualified ABAC® professionals with Business Ethics, Legal and Compliance background. The questions are open-ended to encourage a qualitative analysis of your Compliance Program and to facilitate the gap analysis process.
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About ABAC® CoE
Anti-Bribery Anti-Corruption (ABAC®) Center of Excellencewas created to educate, equip and support the world’s leading business organisations with the latest best-in-practice Anti-Corruption, Compliance, and Risk management System processes and procedures, providing a world-class evaluation of corporate compliance solutions to organisations seeking to validate or expand their existing compliance frameworks to maintain a competitive edge in the world marketplace. ABAC® CoE is an independent certification body that provides education and certification services for individuals and organisations on a wide range of disciplines and ISO standards, including:
- ISO 31000:2018 Risk Management- Guidelines;
- ISO 37000:2021 Governance of Organisations;
- ISO 37002:2021 Whistleblowing Management System;
- ISO 37301:2021 (formerly ISO 19600) Compliance Management system (CMS);
- Anti-Money Laundering (AML); and
- ISO 37001:2016 Anti-Bribery Management Systems ABMS.
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® is accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS CB number: 10613) against ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015 Conformity assessment — Requirements for bodies providing audit and Certification of the scheme’s management systems of ISO 37001:2016 Anti-Bribery Management Systems (ABMS). This makes ABAC® Certification the leading accreditated certification body specialising in global anti-bribery and anti-corruption, risk and compliance management system standards. ABAC® experts audit any existing compliance and anti-bribery anti-corruption management systems to assess effectiveness and vulnerabilities while ensuring your organisation complies with Internal Standards, FCPA, UK Bribery Act, Anti-Money Laundering regulations, and all other global, regional and local regulations while maintaining a competitive edge in the world marketplace.
ABAC® was established as an independent division of CRI® Group to provide training and certification services to businesses seeking to validate or expand their existing compliance frameworks by developing the latest in best-practice anti-corruption, due diligence processes and procedures necessary for pursuing and maintaining global third-party affiliations. ABAC® Center of Excellence offers a complete suite of solutions designed to help organisations mitigate internal and external risks.
Over the past three decades, CRI® Group has emerged as a global leader in corporate investigations and risk management, serving distinguished clients across Europe, Asia Pacific, South Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, North and South America. CRI® Group safeguards businesses by establishing the legal compliance, financial viability, and integrity levels of outside partners, suppliers and customers seeking to affiliate with an organisation.
If you are seeking to validate or expand your existing compliance frameworks to maintain a competitive edge in the world marketplace, ABAC® can help you. 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.