Let your integrity set you apart with ISO 37001 anti-bribery certification
Corruption is a serious threat to any organization. Recent conventions by the United Nations and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development aim at cracking down on bribery offences.
As a result, 41 countries have established laws anti-bribery laws; these include the US’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the UK’s 2010 Bribery Act, both of which have transnational reach. Not only will organizations whose representatives are found giving or receiving bribes be subject to hefty financial penalties, but directors themselves also risk personal criminal or civil liability.
The wide-reaching scope of this new legislation is driving a move to formalize management systems to ensure compliance.
Learn more about - ISO 37001
Why implement an anti-bribery management system?
The implementation of a management system based on ISO 37001 enables you to establish procedures to prevent, detect and manage the risk of bribery in your organization. It also helps you to ensure that those working for and on behalf of the company (such as partners, subcontractors, suppliers and intermediaries) do business with integrity. As a result, you reduce your exposure to prosecution for non-compliance with local or international anti-bribery laws.
Internally, a formalized anti-bribery management system is a sign of ethical leadership that will engage and inspire employees and business partners.
Receive training in ISO 37001
Bureau Veritas offers a series of courses to support your teams in understanding anti-bribery management systems and grasping the principles of ISO 37001 certification. We also offer training for internal auditors charged with verifying implementation of the management system. Finally, our blending learning offer empowers your teams to understand bribery risk hotspots and establish controls, with vivid examples from our own auditor experience to aid learning.
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Communicate your compliance with ISO 37001
Certification demonstrates compliance to legislation and shows your transparency by opening you up to external scrutiny regarding your anti-bribery policies and processes. In some countries, the presence of a compliance system is a direct legal requirement and so ISO 37001 implementation fits the bill. In others, certification can demonstrate a company has taken proactive steps to prevent employees from engaging in bribery. By extension, any offences that do occur are likely to be viewed as the result of employee disobedience rather than as a flaw in company culture. In this way, ISO 37001 certification sends a powerful message to your organization’s stakeholders, authorities and the general public, encouraging trust and enhancing your reputation.
Bureau Veritas can support you to:
Prove compliance by receiving ISO 37001 certification
Demonstrate your integrity though a transparent management system
Reduce the risk of prosecution for non-compliance
Enhance your reputation and inspire trust