About ISO 37001 Certification

About ISO 37001 Certification 

Display the merits of your anti-bribery efforts

The International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) has published thousands of standards on business management systems such as quality, safety, and compliance. ISO Standards are an 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 management system (ABMS). The standard harmonises guidelines from major anti-corruption regulations and was developed by experts from 38 countries.

Why convert to an anti-bribery management system

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 organisation's commitment to managing and addressing bribery risks, and protects your brand and reputation. Proving the strength of your ABMS 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. Though ISO 37001 is still too early in its publication to offer concrete evidence towards this point, companies who certified against ISO 9001 (quality management systems) showed significant financial gains over a ten year period.

    Why certify for ISO 37001

    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 (ABMS) 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 certification on the first attempt. That is why we have created pre-certification services to gauge your preparedness and allow you to correct any systematic problems that might be present.

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    What does the certification process actually cover?

    • Assesses an organisation’s ABMS: how it is designed, implemented, controlled and improved
    • It does not address: fraud, cartels, money laundering
    • System 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 (ABMS)
    • 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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