About ISO 37001 Certification

About ISO 37001 Certification 

ISO 37001 Anti-Bribery Management System Certification

The International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) has published thoussands of standards on business management systems such as quality, safety, and compliance. ISO Standards are internationally recognised way to prove commitment and implementation of best practices and controls. The most well-known is ISO 9001 on Quality Management, against which over 1.1 million sites have been certified.

ISO 37001 provides a global standard against which companies can measure their anti-bribery programmes. The standard harmonises guidelines from major anti-corruption regulations and was developed by experts from 38 countries.

Who can apply for an ISO 37001 Anti-Bribery Management System Certification?

  • Private organisations: the company at large, a business unit or a subsidiary
  • Public organisations: administrations, services, political parties
  • Not-for-profit organisations: NGOs, charities, foundations, associations

Why choose this certification?

Certification against ISO 37001 demonstrates your orgnisation's commitment to managing and adderssing bribery risks and protects your brand and reputation. Proving the strength of your anti-bribery programme helps:

  • Build trust with stakeholders
  • Establish credibility in the market
  • Gain a competitive advantage
  • Stabilise partner ecosystems
  • Increase operational efficiencies
  • Reduce the risk of prosecution for non-compliance 
Certified companies are also likely to experience financial benefits following certification. Companies who certified against ISO 9001 (quality management systems) showed significant financial gains over a ten year period.

    What do you need to get certified?

    What Do I Need to Get Certified for ISO 37001

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    How to prepare?

    The ideal solution for most companies is to obtain a certification of their anti-bribery management system according to the ISO 37001 Standard. However, making sure that your company is ready for the audit process is important so that you can obtain your certification on the first try. That is why we have created pre-certification services to gauge your preparedness and allow you to correct any problems that might be present.

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    What does the certification process actually cover?

    • Assesses an organisation’s anti-bribery management system: how it is designed, implemented, controlled and improved
    • It does not address: fraud, cartels, money laundering
    • Programme design and implementation is audited:
      • at the headquarters
      • in a sample of locations where the operations are conducted

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    Is there a report and what does it cover?

    • A detailed report of the organisation’s anti-bribery management system
    • A list of findings identifying non-conformities, opportunities for improvement, best practices, and observations…

    Do we get a certificate?

    • The Certification Committee verifies that certification requirements are fulfilled and awards the certificate for 3 years with annual surveillance audits 

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