Zero tolerance to fraud, how ISO 37001 ABMS can help?
Smart business leaders know that “Tone at the Top” is a critical factor in an organisation’s culture. The behaviour and attitudes exhibited by those at the top of the chainset an example for the rest of the staff to follow. This couldn’t be more true when it comes to ethical standards. If a company is lax and tolerant toward unethical behaviour, it creates a confusing message for employees and actually encourages damaging habits.
When a company creates a zero-tolerance environment for fraud and corruption, the opposite is true: employees understand that ethical behaviour is the norm. Anything outside of those bounds will be punished – perhaps with the loss of their job or even prosecution.
Creating a zero-tolerance approach to fraud doesn’t happen overnight. When your organisation enrols in ISO 37001 ABMS training and certification, the program involves your entire team.
The training helps establish an ethical culture by educating your employees on the following:
- What constitutes fraud, corruption, and bribery, and why these are so damaging to business
- How to identify red flags of fraud, corruption and bribery
- The process for reporting fraudulent and unethical acts
- The organisation’s zero-tolerance attitude toward unethical behaviour and willingness to terminate employees for breaches and prosecute unethical acts
- The serious ramifications for committing fraud or bribery, the legal consequences, and the negative impact on one’s career
Employees shouldn’t be expected to follow a code of conduct that they aren’t aware exists. That’s why ISO 37001 ABMS creates a communication plan through which organisation leaders regularly communicate their ethical behaviour expectations to staff.
The anti-fraud and anti-corruption controls established by ISO 37001 ABMS also apply to personnel at all levels of the organisation. When employees see that higher-level executives are subject to the same ethical standards as the individual at the lowest level of the flow chart, they understand that the organisation is serious about its commitment to having an ethical workplace free of fraud, corruption and bribery. That’s Tone at the Top.
Set the tone in your workplace today. Sign your company up for our ABAC®’s ISO 37001:2016 Training and Certification and create a zero-tolerance atmosphere toward fraud, corruption, and bribery to build credibility and help your organisation be ethical and successful.
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