What is ISO 37001 Anti-bribery Management System?
An anti-bribery management system is designed to instil an anti-bribery culture within an organisation and implement appropriate controls, which will, in turn, increase the chance of detecting bribery and reduce its incidence in the first place. ISO 37001, Anti-bribery management systems – Requirements with guidance for use, gives the requirements and guidance for establishing, implementing, maintaining and improving an anti-bribery management system. The system can be independent of, or integrated into, an overall management system. It covers bribery in public, private and not-for-profit sectors, including bribery by and against an organisation or its staff and bribes paid or received through or by a third party. Bribery can occur anywhere, be of any value, and involve financial or non-financial advantages or benefits.
Who needs ISO 37001, and how does it helps combat bribery in your organisation?
The requirements of ISO 37001 are generic and intended to apply to all organisations (or parts of an organisation). Regardless of type, size and nature of the activity, whether in the public, private or not-for-profit sectors – this includes state-owned enterprises, large organisations, SMEs and non-governmental organisations.