How to fight bribery and corruption?

Bribery and corruption are a dent on the image of any company. It is an unwanted and unsightly reflection that can be not only be mitigated but prevented in the organisation. The negative representation might result in a loss of trust among customers, affiliates and business patrons. In addition, the lack of internal anti-bribery controls and procedures has been one of the key reasons for deficiency in productivity inside global organisations. ISO 37001 ABMS

To combat these adverse effects, a strong standard is needed where governance, risk management and compliance (GRC) procedures are at the heart of the system. ISO launched ISO 37001:2016 ABMS standard – a global benchmark in the Anti-Bribery Management System (ABMS) which detects, protects and addresses the issues of bribery and corruption in the corporation. It is an assurance of employing the highest ethical standards and harnessing transparency even in the most complex business activities.

What is ISO 37001:2016 ABMS certification?

ISO 37001:2016 ABMS certification demonstrates organisation’s commitment to upholding the best practices in the corporate world. Being a framework that measures, identifies and controls the level of transparent commercial performance combined with international guidelines, it is applicable for all kinds, sizes and natures of organisations By adopting the ISO 37001:2016 ABMS certification, companies, subsidiaries and other affiliates are able to shield themselves from the dent that can tarnish their reputation and decrease their proficiency in the industry.

Through the implementation of ISO 37001:2016 certification, your organisation can cultivate a better anti-bribery and ethics culture along with the trust within the establishment. By adopting the ISO 37001:2016 certification, organisations will be able to combine the GRC strategies with the ISO system across all departmental units in a transparent and operative manner. Built with a set of globally accepted requirements, the ISO 37001:2016 certification is compliant with global, regional and local anti-bribery regulations worldwide, which increases the multi-level integrity of the association.

What are the benefits of ISO 37001:2016 ABMS Certification?

ISO 37001:2016 ABMS certification includes audit assessment procedures, to utilise the application and maintenance of a robust anti-bribery program. Being an all-encompassing standard that is integrated with other management systems, the ISO 37001:2016 ABMS certification provides several benefits:

  • Competitive advantage over other organisations
  • Greater awareness on the output of bribery
  • Enhanced aptitude for the prevention of corruption
  • Expansion of business opportunities
  • Continual improvement of services and products
  • Enhancement of the organisation’s reputation
  • Facilitation of efficient management operations
  • Apt demonstration of legal compliance and assurance
  • Reduction in structural and miscellaneous costs
  • Escalation of organisational assets
  • Better implementation of compliance programs
  • Precise execution of significant measures
  • Increase in business efficiency and effectivity
  • Superior trust and transparency
  • Reduction of malpractice and other hazards
  • Protection of resources and other capitals
  • Easy integration to existing management systems
  • Appropriate utilisation as a due diligence evidence
  • Accurate evaluation of organisation’s position
  • Recognition and deterrence of immediate threats
  • Placement of adequate procedures to combat risks
  • Timely observation and development of controls
  • Execution of feasible anti-bribery procedures
  • Practice of internationally recognised processes
  • Establishment of ethical global practices

How can your organisation attain ISO 37001: 2016 ABMS certification?

With the list of returns that ISO 37001:2016 ABMS certification holds, its value is undeniable. The cost and benefits of not adopting a viable Anti-Bribery Management System are far greater than the cost of its implementation. Dedicate your time, energy and capital towards your organisation’s growth and progress. By engaging with a qualified, trained and independent third-party certification body, your company is securing its future against losses and gaining a surplus of rewards. The Anti-Bribery Anti-Corruption (ABAC®) Center of Excellence is looking forward to connecting with you and steering your organisation towards the espousal of ISO 37001:2016 ABMS certification. Provide your company with the credibility to go beyond and reach its envisioned destination. For more information, please feel free to contact our team and visit our website


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Based in London, CRI Group works with companies across the Americas, Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia-Pacific as a one-stop international Risk ManagementEmployee Background ScreeningBusiness IntelligenceDue DiligenceCompliance Solutions and other professional Investigative Research solutions provider. We have the largest proprietary network of background-screening analysts and investigators across the Middle East and Asia. Our global presence ensures that no matter how international your operations are we have the network needed to provide you with all you need, wherever you happen to be. CRI Group also holds BS 102000:2013 and BS 7858:2012 Certifications, is an HRO certified provider and partner with Oracle.

In 2016, CRI Group launched Anti-Bribery Anti-Corruption (ABAC®) Center of Excellence – an independent certification body established for ISO 37001:2016 Anti-Bribery Management SystemsISO 37301 Compliance Management Systems and ISO 31000:2018 Risk Management, providing training and certification. ABAC® operates through its global network of certified ethics and compliance professionals, qualified auditors and other certified professionals. As a result, CRI Group’s global team of certified fraud examiners work as a discreet white-labelled supplier to some of the world’s largest organisations. Contact ABAC® for more on ISO Certification and training.