Award-winning Information Technology Services company ISS Middle East FZC (IntelliSoft) has successfully demonstrated compliance with ISO 37001 standard requirements and attained ABAC Certification in ISO 37001:2016 Anti-Bribery Management System (ABMS) for services such as SAP Professional, Technology, Infra services, and solutions (data management, application development, legacy modernisation cloud service, analytics and mobility), staffing, recruitment and outsourcing services in IT.
The announcement is made by Kanwal Zafar, Managing Director at the Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption (ABAC®) Centre of Excellence: “We are honoured to work with ISS Middle East FZC towards their commitment to prevent, detect, report and eliminate bribery and corruption. This zero-tolerance approach helps organisations emerge as a global ethical and trusted partner, as this standard is recognised and practised worldwide.”
Mr Ravi Pincha, Founding Board member and CEO of ISS Middle East FZC, said:
“This achievement is very important for us because ISO 37001 ABMS Certification ensures that we comply with all applicable laws, regulations, and the relevant international best practices to countering bribery and corruption in all the jurisdictions we operate. We are committed to implementing and continually improving 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“.
On this great occasion, Zafar Anjum, CEO of CRI® Group and ABAC®, also noted: “ISO 37001 ABMS certification is structured to not only identify risks and weaknesses within an organisation’s anti-bribery framework, but it also outlines measures designed to improve that framework. In turn, contribute to strengthening the overall operation. The standard could be practised in every industry, for example, financial services, pharma, healthcare, life sciences, and oil and gas. I am very happy to know that multi-national organisations [such as IntelliSoft] are increasingly realising the benefits of ISO 37001 certification. They enjoy improved internal systems and procedures, greater operational efficiency and top-down confidence throughout the organisation, which reduces corporate risks and stakeholder liability, which results in a competitive edge“.
ABAC Certification is a component of the Anti Bribery and Anti-Corruption (ABAC®) Centre of Excellence. ABAC® is an accredited conformity assessment body issuing ISO 37001:2016 ABMS certification; it is accredited by Emirates International Accreditation Center -EIAC, the U.S.-based International Accreditation Service (IAS) and UKAS for administering the ISO 37001:2016 ABMS Standard.
ABAC Certification provides clients with a comprehensive risk assessment and examination of an organisation’s global anti-bribery policies and procedures, as per the directives outlined in ISO 37001:2016 ABMS. The requirements specified by ISO 37001 address two key areas:
- Bribery by the organisation, its personnel or business associates for its own gain
- Bribery of the organisation, its personnel or business associates in relation to its activities
The benefits of a certified ISO 37001 Anti-bribery Management System
ISO 37001 certification enables you to protect and preserve the integrity of your organisation by:
- Opening your organisation to external scrutiny of the effectiveness of your anti-bribery policies and processes
- Demonstrating compliance to relevant legislation such as the Bribery Act 2010
- Collaborating with stakeholders to monitor and manage risk throughout your organisation and supply chain
- Ensuring that suppliers, sub-contractors and agents are committed to anti-bribery best practice
Is ISO 37001 right for your business?
The standard is flexible and can be adapted to manage many types of bribery and suits a wide range of organisations, including:
- Large organisations and enterprises
- Small and medium-sized enterprises
- Public and not-for-profit organisations
- Non-government organisations (NGOs) and charities
Other Success Stories
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 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, and 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 seek 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.
We are an international team of talented compliance professionals that are shaping the future of compliance solutions industry globally. Working through our global network of certified fraud examiners, ethics and compliance professionals, qualified auditors, financial and corporate investigators, forensic analysts and accountants, the ABAC® team audits your anti-bribery, anti-corruption, risk, compliance and third-party risk management systems to ensure the organisation adequately complies with global, regional and local regulations.
Our trainers are the best in the business. They’re passionate about sharing their knowledge with you and/or your employees. ABAC® trusted experts have years of hands-on and business experience – they bring the subject matter to life with relevant and contemporary examples.
About ABAC® CoE
Anti-Bribery Anti-Corruption (ABAC®) Center of Excellence was 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); 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 developing frameworks for strategic compliance programs. 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® 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.