• Governance I Risk I Compliance Management

ABAC®’s UKAS accreditation scope extended

January 2, 2021

ABAC® Center of Excellence, an independent certification body, protects your organisation from damaging litigation and safeguard your business in the global marketplace by providing certification and training in internationally recognised ISO 37001 Anti-Bribery Management Systems standard.

At the beginning of 2020, ABAC® announced that the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) has accredited its ABAC Certification services for administering the ISO 37001:2016 Anti-Bribery Management Systems standard in the following industries:

  • Banking and Finance, Real Estate, Property, Legal Business Services
  • Construction and Public Administration and Contracts
  • Power Generation and Transmission, Mining, Oils, Gases / Utilities
  • Pharmaceutical and Healthcare
  • Transport and Storage

Pursuant to this, ABAC® was accredited in the UK, Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates for ISO 37001:2016 Anti-Bribery Management Systems (ABMS) certification in accordance with ISO/IEC 17021-1: 2015 conformity assessment requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems.

Extended UKAS accreditation scope

As part of the continuous effort to provide the highest level of services and to help businesses across different industries to curb bribery and corruption, ABAC® has recently extended the scope of UKAS accreditation and got accredited in additional business sectors:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
  • IT/Telecommunications
  • Light and Heavy Manufacturing

Huma Khalid, the Scheme Manager at ABAC® said: “The following achievements certify that ABAC® is a front runner in offering accredited ISO 37001 Certification services across the world. Accreditation from UKAS is seen as a badge of honour and critical to giving our customers confidence in the competency and quality of ABAC’s certification services for ISO 37001:2016 ABMS”.

“Our entire team is focused on ensuring the highest level of services and aiming to extend the accreditation scope to help business fight against bribery and corruption in different sectors and regions across the globe. We are honoured that UKAS has accredited the ABAC Center of Excellence Limited for the scope of ISO 37001 ABMS. We know this anti-bribery management standard is critical for any organisation seeking to prevent bribery, demonstrate “adequate procedures”, and stay in compliance with new and emerging laws and legislation”, said Zafar Anjum, CEO at ABAC® and its parent organisation CRI Group.

Earlier this year on the occasion of the 4 years anniversary, ABAC® interviewed the key team members about their experience in the compliance industry, the biggest challenges they face, compliance and anti-bribery anti-corruption industry’s future, and what does it mean personally for them to be a part of ABAC® team. Meet our ABAC® team and read on the interview to hear the industry insights directly from compliance, auditing, management and business development perspective here.

Tell us how are you fighting against bribery and corruption!

To help business curb bribery and corruption more effectively, we are conducting this survey to understand how and what actions professionals take to fight bribery in their organisations and operating regions. Participate in our survey today to stand out against bribery corruption.

By completing this survey, all respondents will be eligible to enter a prize draw of the Gap assessment or ISO 37001 Introductory course.



At ABAC®, we understand how important ISO 37001 training is for your career, team and organisation – a company’s own employees are its best protection against corruption. Statistics show that most corruption is detected internally. Give yourself and your employees the tools they need to prevent bribery and mitigate related risks.

Achieving ISO 37001 training in Introductory, Internal Auditor and/or Lead Auditor courses is a proactive way of demonstrating your organisation’s commitment to ethical sustainability. Your employees will be able to recognise any form of corruption, and report it. 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® Center of Excellence

ABAC® Center of Excellence is an independent certification body powered by CRI Group. ABAC® offers a complete suite of services and solutions designed to educate, equip and support the world’s leading business organisations with the latest best-in-practice risk & performance assessments, systems improvement & standards certification. Find out more about ABAC®!

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 SystemsISO 19600 Compliance Management Systems and ISO 31000 Risk Management Systems.

Based in London, CRI Group works with companies across the Americas, Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia-Pacific as a one-stop international Risk ManagementEmployee Background ScreeningBusiness IntelligenceDue DiligenceCompliance Solutions and other professional Investigative Research solutions provider. We have the largest proprietary network of background-screening analysts and investigators across the Middle East and Asia. Our global presence ensures that no matter how international your operations are we have the network needed to provide you with all you need, wherever you happen to be. CRI Group also holds BS 102000:2013 and BS 7858:2012 Certifications, is an HRO certified provider and partner with Oracle. Contact CRI Group today for further information on how CRI Group can help your business.

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