Last October 14, the International Organization for
Standardization - ISO published the standard ISO 37001 - the
Anti-Bribery Management Systems.
ISO 37001 is the first international standard for anti-bribery
management system designed to help organizations combat the bribery
risks in their operations and throughout their global value chains.
According to the Brazilian Association of Technical Standards -
ABNT, a founding member of the ISO, ISO 37001 has the potential to
reduce risks and corporate costs related to bribery by providing a
viable business structure to prevent, detect and treat bribery.
The standard is primarily designed to help organizations in
their anti-bribery policies through a culture of integrity,
transparency and compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
The standard requirements are generic and can be applied to any
organization or part of an organization, regardless of type, size
and nature of its activity, whether public, private or non-profit
ISO 37001 requirements are, among others, adopting an
anti-bribery policy; management leadership, commitment and
responsibility; defining the role and responsibilities of the
anti-bribery compliance; personnel training; and risk assessments
and due diligence on projects and business associates.
The implementation of the standard tends to improve the
relationship of the companies with authorities, investors,
shareholders, suppliers, employees and society as a whole,
improving their reputation and image, as well as providing better
management of the business risks.
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