”The incorporation of the DIFC in our network will not only help to break through this barrier but also exhibit our intentions to corporate leaders & coagulate our stance in creating a morally great & ethical work environment & lessen the notion of such standards being employed as unwarranted costs.
ABAC is officially a Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC) Registered Member
We are proud to announce that the ABAC® Center of Excellence Limited is now an official member of the Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC) family. Since the company’s launch in 2016, the organisation has accomplished many milestones but ABAC®’s incorporation with the DIFC is most definitely a significant milestone at that and is set to change the marketplace for anti-bribery and anti-corruption systems in the Middle East.
The DIFC houses a globally familiar autonomous regulator and is home to the region’s leading fiscal ecosystem made up of upwards of 25,600 specialists across over 2,500 dynamic companies. This solidifies the DIFC as the most recognised, highly distinctive pool of industry talent in the region; the firms’ proven judicial system boasts an English common law framework, making it one of the most sought-after financial ecosystems in the world. Zafar Anjum, ABAC® CEO said: “We at ABAC® Center of Excellence Limited intend to make a difference in the risk management marketplace with our new membership.”
ABAC® Center of Excellence Limited is an Accredited Conformity Assessment Body named after the ABAC Certification itself. We have a team of experts acquired from globally different backgrounds who focus on the ISO 37000 Governance of Organisation, ISO 37001:2016 Anti-Bribery Management System, ISO 37002 Whistleblowing Management System Certification, and the ISO 37301 Compliance Management System.
The Anti-Bribery Anti-Corruption Certification was formed as a means of cultivating, training and supporting the world’s leading business organisations in creating a safer and more ethical working environment using an internationally recognised framework.
We aim to globally provide organisations with the latest in best-practice Anti-Corruption, Compliance and Risk Management processes and procedures and tailoring anti-bribery and anti-corruption, compliance and risk management solutions to such organisations that are in search of expanding their existing compliance frameworks, or implementing new ones, to sustain their competitive edge in the global marketplace; our membership with the DIFC will allow us to contrivance our campaigns on a larger scale.
ABAC®’s membership with the DIFC will permit us to gain access to their networks as the leading financial hub in the expanse; this is inclusive of the Middle East, Africa as well as South Asia (MEASA) which leads us one step closer to being able to provide and allow organisations access to our services on the global scale. Being a registered member of the Dubai International Financial Center will aid in boosting ABAC®’s integrity and credibility across the MEASA region, a region that relies so heavily on the locality of goods and services.
Zafar Anjum, ABAC® CEO said: “We at ABAC® are hoping that the incorporation of the DIFC in our network will not only help to break through this barrier but also exhibit our intentions to corporate leaders and coagulate our stance in creating a morally great and ethical work environment and lessen the notion of such standards being employed as unwarranted costs.”
“We also believe that we will be able to gain access to a larger array of industries in this manner as the DIFC consists of a variation of retail and dining venues, a dynamic art and culture scene, residential apartments, hotels, and public spaces. It is important for anti-bribery and anti-corruption standards to be implemented in any industry but particularly those that can impact the public it serves. ABAC® looks forward to leaving our mark in the industry.”
ABAC® other accreditations and memberships
At ABAC® Center of Excellence Limited, we are affiliated with leading certification and accreditation bodies around the world. These affiliations and accreditations help demonstrate the important level of experience, knowledge and credibility we provide in anti-bribery, risk and compliance management to our clients daily. That’s why ABAC® has achieved essential accreditations from the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS), Emirates International Accreditation Center (EIAC) and membership in the Association of British Certification Bodies (ABCB).
ABAC® is also a member of the “Partner in Corporate Governance” programme with the Malaysian Institute of Corporate Governance (MICG) and a Corporate Member of Transparency International Malaysia (TI-M).
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.
About Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC)
DIFC is the leading financial hub for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA), which comprises 72 countries with an approximate population of 3 billion and a nominal GDP of US$ 7.7 trillion.
With a 15-year track record of facilitating trade and investment flows across the MEASA region, the Centre connects these fast-growing markets with the economies of Asia, Europe and the Americas through Dubai.
DIFC is home to an internationally recognised, independent regulator and a proven judicial system with an English common law framework, as well as the region’s largest financial ecosystem of more than 25,600 professionals working across over 2,500 active registered companies – making up the largest and most diverse pool of industry talent in the region.
The Centre’s vision is to drive the future of finance. Today, it offers one of the region’s most comprehensive FinTech and venture capital environments, including cost-effective licensing solutions, fit-for-purpose regulation, innovative accelerator programmes, and funding for growth-stage start-ups.
Comprising a variety of world-renowned retail and dining venues, a dynamic art and culture scene, residential apartments, hotels and public spaces, DIFC continues to be one of Dubai’s most sought-after business and lifestyle destinations.