ISO 37001: Anti-Bribery Management System Standard
What is ISO?
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) develops and publishes International Standards.It is compromised of the national standards bodies from 163 member countries.It has developed nearly twenty thousand voluntary international standards.
What is ISO 37001?
ISO 37001 is an anti-bribery management system standardpublished in October 2016.It is designed to help an organization establish, implement, maintain, and improve an anti-bribery complianceprogramme.It includes a series of measures and controls that represent global anti-bribery good practice.
Who can use this Standard?
The standard is flexible and can beadaptedto a wide range oforganizations, including:Large organizationsSmall & mediumsizedenterprises (SMEs)Public and private sector organizationsNon-governmental organizations (NGOs)The standard can be used by organizations in any country.
Does the Standard require a stand-alone Management System?
The measures required by ISO 37001 are designed to be integrated with existing management processes and controls.It followsthe common high-level structure forISO managementsystem standards, for easy integration with, for example, ISO9001.New or enhanced measures can be integrated into existing systems.
What does ISO 37001 address?
Bribery by the organization, or by its personnel or business associates acting on the organization’s behalf or for its benefit.Bribery of the organization, or of its personnel or business associates in relation to the organization’s activities.
Does the Standard define bribery?
Bribery is defined by law which varies between countries. Therefore the Standard provides a generic definition of bribery, but the actual definition will depend on the laws applicable to the organization.The Standard provides guidance on what is meant by bribery to help users understand the intention and scope of the Standard.
What does the standard require?
The organization must implement a series of measures and controls in a reasonable and proportionate manner to help prevent, detect, and deal with bribery, including:Anti-bribery policyManagement leadership, commitment and responsibilityPersonnel controls and trainingRisk assessmentsDue diligence on projects and business associatesFinancial, commercial and contractualcontrolsReporting, monitoring, investigation and reviewCorrective action and continual improvement
How will the Standard benefit an organization?
The Standard benefits an organization by providing:Minimum requirements and supporting guidance for implementing or benchmarking an anti-bribery management systemAssurance to management, investors, employees, customers, and other stakeholders that an organization is taking reasonable steps to prevent briberyEvidence in the event of an investigation that an organization has taken reasonable steps to prevent bribery.
Can my organization be ISO 37001 certified?
ISO 37001 is a requirements standard, making it capable of independent certification.Third parties will be able to certify an organization’s compliance with theStandard.