What is Anti-bribery management system ISO 37001
ISO 37001:2016 standard – Anti-bribery management systems – Requirements with guidance for use is the international standard developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and published on 15 October 2016.
The requirements provided in the standard are not addressed to specific types of organizations – they can be used by various types of institutions and organizations. Requirements and guidelines presented in the standard relate to solutions classified as good and recognized practices in this field.
It should be emphasized that implementation of system presented in the standard does not assurance that no bribery will occur in relations to organization, however implementation of the system can help the organization implement reasonable and proportionate measures designated to prevent occurrence of bribery, to mitigate possibility of occurrence of bribery and its potential results. Implementation of the system can also help detect bribery, explain suspicions and ensure relevant response to such occurrence or suspicions.
The concept of the system described in the standard includes such elements as:
- determining context of the organization, i.e. external and internal issues to be included in system solutions
- evaluating level of risks in relations to implemented processes and monitoring a status of these risks
- establishing an anti-bribery policy
- assigning and giving authorities to persons responsible for implementation and the system operation
- planning actions to address elimination of bribery risks or mitigation of risks
- ensuring effectiveness of these actions.
Annex A to the standard contains a large number of practical advices and guidelines to provide support in developing own system solutions and implementing them.