21 Jan 2020

Learn more about how ISO 37001 is designed to help an organization to prevent, detect and respond to bribery and comply with anti-bribery laws.

Bribery is a widespread practice that can take many forms, including the direct or indirect offering, promising, giving, accepting, or soliciting of an undue advantage of any value -financial or non-financial. It may be offered as an incentive or a reward for a person either acting or refraining from acting in relation to the performance of that person's duties.

The risk of bribery raises serious social, moral, economic, and political concerns, undermines good governance, hinders development, and distorts competition. It erodes justice, undermines human rights, and is an obstacle to the relief of poverty. It provides undue advantage to the detriment of others.

Demonstrating anti-bribery efforts, to control bribery and corruption risks, are crucial to protecting an organisation's reputation and brand value. Compliance with the ISO 37001 standard can be a key market differentiator when used to minimise the risk of unlawful behavior and showcase an organisation's dedication to ethical practices.

This whitepaper, ISO 37001: Establishing an Effective Anti-Bribery Management System, outlines corporate bribery around the world and introduces ISO 37001, which provides the framework for organisations to create an anti-bribery management system in order to take responsibility for mitigating their bribery risk.

Whitepaper: Establishing an Effective Anti-Bribery Management System - ISO 37001


Karl Harland,
Business Assurance Operations Director, UK


Karl Harland's background is in Information Technology, Government Services and, for the last 14 years, in the Assurance Testing Inspection and Certification Industry. At Intertek, Karl is director of the UK Business Assurance operation (which includes management systems certification, Supplier management assessment and bespoke solutions). This encompasses the Global UKAS accreditation that Intertek holds, one scheme of which is ISO 37001 Anti-Bribery Management Systems, for which Intertek participated in the UKAS pilot scheme and subsequently gained the accreditation recognition.

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