Anti-Bribery Management

ISO 37001

ISO 37001:2016 is the International Standard for Anti-Bribery Management Systems.

What is ISO 37001?

ISO 37001 was published in 2016 and is the international standard for anti-bribery management systems. The standard is designed to assist organizations in implementing and maintaining specific measures which assist them in preventing, detecting and addressing bribery across the organization and its business activities.

This could include:

  • Bribery activities conducted by the organization
  • Bribery activities conducted against the organization
ISO 37001 is applicable to any size organization across the globe regardless of business activities and industry, and can easily be integrated into an existing management system such as ISO 9001, ISO 22301, ISO 27001 or ISO 44001.

Helps you with

  • Anti-bribery policy
  • Anti-bribery compliance 
  • Risk assessments
  • Due diligence
  • Prosecution protection
  • Control mechanisms
  • Reporting and investigation procedures
  • Bribery of organizational personell
  • Effective anti-bribery processes
  • Demonstrating compliance to relevant legislation such as the Bribery Act 2010

Benefits of ISO 37001 Certification

Legal compliance

Understand how statutory and regulatory requirements impact your organization and its customers.

Business continuity

Avoid downtime with management of risk, legal compliance and vigilance of future security issues and concerns.

Be prepared

Reduce the risk of bribery occurring in your organization or against your organization and/or employees.

Business resilience

Avoid downtime and financial losses with effective management of risk, emergency preparedness and contingency planning.

Cuts investigation time to a minimum

The management system helps you to reduce food safety breach investigation time.

Consistent quality approach

Common approach in the supply chain for supplier or subcontractor development, driving consistency, competence and control.

Enhanced credibility and recognition

The statement is a publication of environmental information, whose accuracy and reliability has been independently checked, providing enhanced credibility and recognition.

Is ISO 37001 right for me?

The implementation of ISO 37001 involves:

  • Anti-bribery policy
  • Anti-bribery compliance and control person
  • Risk Assessments
  • Due diligence
  • Control mechanisms
  • Reporting and investigation procedures
NQA will shortly be commencing a pilot certification scheme for ISO 37001. If you are interested in learning more about ISO 37001 and joining the pilot certification scheme please contact us. This is a great opportunity to be an early adopter, demonstrate that your organization is a leader in this field and reap the rewards of effective anti-bribery management.

How NQA can help you

With a wealth of experience providing accredited management systems certifications, NQA is ideally placed to partner with you to meet stakeholder requirements and exceed industry expectations.

Technical committees and industry relationships.
NQA is highly involved in a wide variety of industry committees and standards writing teams, helping us to maintain a keen awareness of changes within the industry.

Knowledge transfer supporting our customer’s organizational strategy.
NQA is committed to ensuring customer awareness regarding changes in industry strategy, regulations, and standard requirements that may impact your management system approach. 



Steps to Certification

  1. Step 1

    Complete a Quote Request Form so that we can understand your company and requirements. You can do this by completing either the online quick quote or the online formal quote request form. We will use this information to accurately define your scope of assessment and provide you with a proposal for certification.

  2. Step 2

    Once you’ve agreed your proposal, we will contact you to book your assessment with an NQA Assessor. This assessment consists of two mandatory visits that form the Initial Certification Audit. Please note that you must be able to demonstrate that your management system has been fully operational for a minimum of three months and has been subject to a management review and full cycle of internal audits.

  3. Step 3

    Following a successful two stage audit, a certification decision is made and if positive, then certification to the required standard is issued by NQA. You will receive both a hard and soft copy of the certificate. Certification is valid for three years and is maintained through a programme of annual surveillance audits and a three yearly recertification audit.

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