Anti-Bribery Solutions

Address bribery and corruption to protect your people and your business.

Corruption and bribery affect any organisation, large or small, public or not-for-profit. It has the potential to cause severe harm to your business, including financial loss, dire legal consequences, damage to your brand, company’s reputation and sustainable development. Therefore anti-bribery needs to be managed correctly and effectively. Anti-Bribery Solutions

ISO has developed an ISO 37001:2016 ABMS standard to help organisations promote an ethical business culture. “Designed to help your organisation implement an anti-bribery management system (ABMS), and/or enhance the controls you currently have. It helps to reduce the risk of bribery [and corruption] occurring and can demonstrate to your stakeholders that you have put in place internationally recognised good-practice anti-bribery [and anti-corruption] controls”.


Make sure you understand the risks your business may be exposed to when facing bribery and corruption. Industries such as construction, energy, oil, gas, mining and financial services present a greater risk, as employees are more likely to engage in bribery in these areas.  Think about the types of transactions your business engages in, or how your business entertains potential customers, how you operate in foreign jurisdictions and if you comply with local laws.

Can you provide credible evidence that your company (and relevant individuals) have proactively employed mechanisms to prevent corruption? Can you prove that your organisation has successfully implemented “adequate procedures” to prevent bribery?

The first step of demonstrating your organisation’s commitment to implementing an effective anti-bribery management system solutions is to commit to ISO 37001 training and/or ISO 37001 certification. In order to offer you ISO 37001 training and/or certification, CRI Group launched an Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption ABAC® Center of Excellence. Learn more about our Anti-Bribery Solutions below.

Do you have Adequate Procedures in place?

“Adequate procedures” is a term made popular through the UK Bribery Act of 2010. It presents the potential of a company avoiding liability for failing to prevent bribery if that organisation can fully demonstrate clear, sound and established policies and procedures that deter individuals (inside and outside of the organisation) from partaking in questionable or corrupt conduct.

Transparency International has written a checklist for countering bribery and assessing whether you have adequate procedures in place, do the  “Adequate Procedures” Checklist now, and find out!



ISO 37001 ABMS Certification

ISO 37001 Anti-Bribery Management Systems standard mirrors numerous steps contained in the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (DOJ and SEC) and Good Practice Guidance on Internal Controls, Ethics and Compliance (OECD), Anti-Corruption Ethics and Compliance Handbook for Business (OECD), UK Bribery Act 2010 and the British Ministry of Justice’s Adequate Procedures document.

ISO 37001 certifies that your organisation has implemented reasonable and proportionate measures to prevent bribery. These measures involve top-level leadership, training, bribery risk assessment, due diligence adequacy, financial and commercial controls, reporting, audit, and investigation.


ISO 37001 ABMS Training

We understand how important ISO 37001 training is for your career and your company. A company’s own employees are its best protection against bribery and corruption. Statistics show that most corruption is detected internally. Give your employees the tools they need to prevent bribery and mitigate related risks. Achieving ISO 37001 Introductory, Internal Auditor and Lead Auditor training is a proactive way of demonstrating your organisation’s commitment to ethical sustainability. Your employees will be able to recognise any form of corruption, and report it.


FAQs: All of your questions answered

Read all of frequently asked questions about ISO 37001 Anti-Bribery Management Systems Certification.


ISO 37001:2016 Anti-Bribery Management System certification is offered under CRI Group’s ABAC® Centre of Excellence, an independent certification body established for Anti-Bribery Management System training and certification, Compliance Management System and Risk Management System certification. The program will be tailored to your organisation’s needs and requirements. For assistance in developing and implementing a fraud prevention strategy, contact ABAC today or get a FREE QUOTE now!


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