We provide the following legal advice services to implement anti-bribery management systems in accordance with ISO 37001: 2016.
- Contextual analysis;
– Due dilligence;
- Risk assessment activities;
– GAP analyses
- Drafting anti-bribery policy;
- Drawing up specific ABMS procedures (contingency plan, reasonable precautionary investigations, management review, alert procedure, monitoring / audit procedures, etc.)
The Anti-bribery Management System, based on guidelines provided by ISO 37001, is designed to detect and combat corruption committed by or on behalf of the organization, its employees or its trading partners.
ISO 37001 has been developed so that it can be used by any type of organization, no matter where it operates. The standard is flexible and can be adjusted to a wide range of organizations, including:
- Large organizations;
- Small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs);
- Public and private organizations;
- Non-governmental organizations (NGOs);
- The standard can be used by organizations in any country.
When initiating corruption risk assessment the intention is to allow the organization to build solid bases for its anti-corruption management system. The assessment identifies the corruption risks that the management system will focus on, i.e. those risks considered by the organization to be priorities in the fight against corruption, as well as the implementation of controls, the assignment of staff, resources and activities for anti-corruption compliance.
The anti-bribery management system is based on a series of measures and means of control, including supportive guidelines, specifying requirements for the following:
- Adopting a policy and procedures to combat corruption;
- Designating a person to supervise compliance with this policy;
- The capacity of the management level to prove their leadership and commitment;
- Providing training in combating corruption;
- Assessing bribery risks;
- Due diligence regarding the partners, staff, projects,
- Implementing the means of financial or non-financial, commercial control, contractual means, as well as acquisition-related means;
- Initiating reporting, monitoring, investigation, and auditing procedures;
- Corrective actions of continuous improvement.
An anti-bribery management system is a component of a global compliance policy. The anti-bribery policy and the supporting management system helps the organization avoid or reduce corruption related costs, risks and damages, promote confidence in trade negotiations, and improve its reputation