ISO 37000:2016 -

ISO 37000:2016


Anti-bribery Management Systems Standard which is covering the Code of Ethics requirements of top International Brands like C & A, H & M, VF Corporation, Wal-Mart, Gap Inc & Levi Strauss & Co. etc.. Including Sedex 4-Pillar Audit about Anti-bribery & Corruption.

Does ISO 37001 require an independent management system?
Although ISO 37001 is an independent management system in itself, the required measures are designed in such a way that they can be integrated into existing management processes and controls. Similar to the widely used ISO 9001 standard (quality management), ISO 37001 also follows the common ‘High Level Structure’ for management system standards.

Accordingly, ISO 37001 stipulates a range of measures and controls that deal with bribery and are intended to prevent and uncover it.

* Anti-corruption guidelines, procedures and controls
* Leadership, commitment and responsibility by top-level management
* Supervision by management
* Anti-corruption training
* Risk assessment
* Risk evaluation (due diligence) for projects and business partners
* Reporting, monitoring, investigation, scrutiny
* Corrective measures and continuous improvement

Who can apply ISO 37001?
The standard is flexible and can be used by all kinds of organisations in any country. This includes companies of all sizes, foundations, associations, authorities and private and public both organizations and the bribery risk it faces.

In which countries can ISO 37001 be used?
ISO 37001 can be used in any country. It is designed to aid compliance by the organization both with international good practice and with the relevant anti bribery legal requirements in all countries in which the organization operates.

How will ISO 37001 benefit organisations?
The standard provides organisations with minimum requirements and helpful explanations for implementing and bench-marking an anti-bribery management system. It provides managers, investors, employees, customers and other stakeholders the reassurance that steps are being taken to minimize the risk of corruption. If organisations base their conduct on the standard, it is regarded as proof that reasonable steps have been taken to prevent corruption and bribery.


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