Anti Bribery Management Systems
Anti Bribery Management Systems ( AbMS ), specifies a series of measures to help organizations prevent, detect and address bribery.
An anti-bribery management system is designed to instil an anti-bribery culture within an organization and implement appropriate controls, which will in turn increase the chance of detecting bribery and reduce its incidence in the first place. ISO 37001, Anti-bribery management systems – Requirements with guidance for use, gives the requirements and guidance for establishing, implementing, maintaining and improving an anti-bribery management system. The system can be independent of, or integrated into, an overall management system.
It covers bribery in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors, including bribery by and against an organization or its staff, and bribes paid or received through or by a third party. The bribery can take place anywhere, be of any value and can involve financial or non-financial advantages or benefits.
The Standard benefits an organization by providing:
- Minimum requirements and supporting guidance for implementing or benchmarking an anti-bribery management system.
- Assurance to management, investors, employees, customers, and other stakeholders that an organization is taking reasonable steps to prevent bribery.
- Evidence in the event of an investigation that an organization has taken reasonable steps to