Businesses can fight against bribery and promote an ethical business culture by choosing to have an anti-bribery management system compliant with ISO 37001 standard. The ISO 37001 standard is designed to help businesses combat bribery risk in their operations and throughout their value chains worldwide.
Issued in 2016, the ISO 37001 standard combats bribery and is an effective instrument to certify your organisation’s anti-corruption program. It promotes both the development of a culture of transparency and integrity as well as the expansion of effective measures to prevent and tackle problems related to bribery. The anti-bribery management system ISO 37001 may also help businesses to understand and analyse their internal processes, especially the administrative ones, and may be particularly useful wherever reorganisation is required.
An anti-bribery management system has the capability of being integrated with other business management systems such as quality, environment, occupational safety or any other systems that a company has. Designed with
a risk-based approach, it is specifically preventative in nature, with the aim of mitigating the risk of bribery.
With the ISO 37001 standard, organisations will be able to maintain customer trust and confidence in their product and service offerings in today’s competitive global market.
ISO 37001 acts as an effective business tool to combat bribery risk and building consumer confidence for their brand. The ISO 37001 anti-bribery management system is valuable for organisations looking to minimise the risk of corruption. This will also assure your stakeholders that your business has implemented internationally recognised best practices for anti-bribery controls, to secure trust in your internal processes.
TÜV SÜD facilitates an efficient five-step process for organisations which are approaching the ISO 37001 certification process. The main steps to achieve ISO 37001 certification, with a 3-year validation, are as follows:
| FIVE STEPS TO CERTIFICATION|
| Define the certification objective and customise a quote detailing the cost, planning and time required.|
| Our pre-audit team will determine if your organisation already fulfills the ISO 37001 requirements and will identify areas for improvement.|
| TÜV SÜD auditors will visit your site to carry out an on-site audit.|
| You will receive your audit report and certification after approval by the committee.|
| Annual surveillance audits will be conducted thereafter.|
By choosing to certify with TÜV SÜD, which is accredited by ACCREDIA for the UNI 37001 certification, businesses may also benefit from the use of the TÜV SÜD octagonal certification mark, which has a reputation of being accepted globally and demonstrates your compliance towards prevention of corruption.