Structured bribery approach
The ISO 37001 anti-bribery management system is an international standard for organizations and businesses seeking to certify their management system with anti-bribery and anti-corruption procedures. It is not a comprehensive standard against fraud and corruption but assists organizations in implementing an anti-corruption management system and enhancing and ensuring the work already being done to combat bribery.
Bribery in public and private sectors
ISO 37001 provides guidelines for establishing, implementing, maintaining, reviewing and improving an anti-bribery and anti-corruption management system. The definition of bribery varies in different countries. Therefore, the standard adopts a general definition of bribery. Bribery can occur anywhere and be of any value, both financial and non-financial. The standard covers bribery in both public and private sectors.
Integration with other management systems
The ISO 37001 shares the same structure as the standards ISO 9001 (quality) and ISO 27001 (information security) and can be integrated with them. The standard includes guidelines and preventive measures, such as introducing internal anti-corruption policies and appointing someone responsible for monitoring activities, conduct risk assessments and establish anti-corruption procedures.
Why ISO 37001 certification?
- Helps organizations prevent, detect and address bribery risks;
- Improves risk management;
- Enhances processes and performance, enabling your organization to better meet customer needs;
- Is a flexible tool that can be adapted to the organization's size, nature and relevant bribery risks;
- Helps minimize the risk of corruption and bribes;
- Demonstrates to stakeholders that your organization has taken steps to prevent bribery;
- Protects reputation and enhances brand trust;
- Improves awareness within your organization;
- Helps increase ethics in the corporate culture.
The ISO 37001 standard is increasingly recognized internationally as the standard for anti-corruption and bribery. The standard addresses issues such as:
- Bribery by the organization and its employees or business partners acting on behalf of the organization;
- Bribery of the organization, its employees, or business relations in relation to the organization's activities;
- Direct and indirect bribes.
Kiwa's ISO 37001 audit serves as a solid foundation for further certification, including standards such as ISO 9001. Additionally, ISO 37001 certification can be combined with Kiwa Training's corresponding courses. In this process, audits are conducted not only at the process level but also at the individual level.
ISO 37001 certification by Kiwa
Kiwa, with extensive expertise in certifying companies, is ready to assess your organization through an ISO 37001 audit. We carefully assess the information provided by you to determine if your organization meets the ISO 37001 certification criteria. In the case of identified deficiencies, Kiwa provides guidance through a targeted action plan to make the necessary improvements in your organizational processes. Upon a positive outcome of our investigation, official certification follows.