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About ETHIC Intelligence

 

We have a long history of innovation and leadership in the Governance & Compliance space.

ETHIC Intelligence® is an assurance and certification agency with a focus on governance & compliance.  Our long history of over 15 years makes us a World leader in certifying and assessing compliance programmes.

Since our inception, ETHIC Intelligence has been at the forefront of creating standards in the Governance & Compliance Industry. In 2006, we developed the first ever standard for certification of anti-corruption programmes. We then participated in the drafting of both the ISO 19600/37301 standard on compliance management systems and the ISO 37001 standard on anti-bribery management systems (requirements with guidance for use published in 2016), which replaced our private standard. ISO 37001 became the first certifiable ISO standard in the area of compliance. 

ESG is here to stay and Governance & Compliance adds significant value to any business.

We audit organisations’ governance & compliance systems to gauge their effectiveness in reducing organisational risk.  We believe that if done properly, the 'G' in 'ESG' is a huge value driver to a business and our job is to help companies know whether it is, in fact, done properly.

We focus on:

  • certification for ISO 37001 Anti-Bribery Management Systems
  • certification for ISO 37301 Compliance Management Systems
  • assurance on ISO 37002 Whistleblower Guidelines.

We also provide audit services to non-ISO based compliance programmes for organisations of all types, sizes, and sectors.

Not anyone can do our work.  It takes years and years of establishing skillsets, credibility and accreditations.

We are an accredited certification agency to certify certain management systems according to the International Standards Organisation (ISO*) .

In 2019, after a thorough process, we were accredited by both ANAB** and COFRAC *** for the certification of the ISO 37001:2016 standard on Anti-Bribery Management Systems (ABMS).

Although we were already a world-leader in anti-corruption compliance certifications, it became increasingly obvious through client comments that certification under accreditation would add more value. Accreditation involves continual improvement to our own system and procedures, so that we are always on the cutting edge of developments in anti-bribery management system certification. 

ESG is a driver of business growth.  Our job is to make sure companies do it properly and that it adds value to their business. 

Investors are becoming increasingly convinced of the added value ESG programmes bring to organisations. The development of new ISO compliance standards will benefit the industry by setting new benchmarks that organisations can strive to adhere to.

ETHIC Intelligence will strive to not only offer audits/certifications against any applicable standards, but also offer our expert input during the drafting process. This has included the ISO 37002 standard for whistleblowing management systems.

While not every company will want to get certified, every company needs to have its compliance programme reviewed by an external party. This ensures that the programme is up to date with the latest best practices and that it has been effectively implemented across the organisation. We have recently developed our Compliance Progamme Audits and Benchmarking service to offer a solution to address this global necessity.

ETHIC Intelligence® does not provide guidance nor advice nor consulting on the development of an anti-bribery management system or compliance management systems.

ETHIC Intelligence® is ONLY an assurance and certification body and we recommend all clients who are looking for a consulting organisation to help develop an anti-bribery or other compliance programme to consult with other companies in the management consulting space.

 

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*ISO, the International Organisation for Standardisation is an independent, non-governmental international organisation regrouping 164 national standards bodies such as ANSI in the US, or BSI in the UK. These oversee developing international standards through a process of consensus. In 2016, ISO created a Technical Committee, the ISO/TC 309, specifically responsible for developing standards related to the “Governance of Organisations”

**ANAB: ANSI National Accreditation Board is an Accreditation Body based in the United States

***COFRAC: Comité Français d’Accréditation is the French Accreditation Body
(COFRAC Accreditation N°4-0609 List of locations and scope available at www.cofrac.fr)