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ISO 37001 is an internationally acknowledged system for anti-bribery management. The standard sets out the criteria for establishing, operating, implementing, maintaining, and making continual improvements on your anti-bribery management system.
Certification helps companies to detect and prevent any incident associated with bribery in a timely manner. It puts companies on the right path to successfully comply with the commitments and regulations for bribery management.
The standard was originally published in the year 2016.
1. Scope and context of the organization : The scope of the management system and the plan and objectives associated with it should be designed and documented. The objectives should be listed and available for the management as well as for other internal stakeholders. The context of your anti-bribery management system needs to be developed considering the needs and expectations of interested parties, and the internal and external issues impacting your company.
2. Leadership : There should be a leadership team to guide and communicate all the roles and responsibilities stakeholders must take. The leadership team should take responsibility for the outcomes as well.
3. Planning : Proper and step-by-step planning should be designed and documented. The planning must include actions to minimize risk and / or take advantage of opportunities identified in the context of the organization and bribery risks.
4. Support : To successfully implement and maintain the system, support in the form of resources and tools should be provided as needed.
5. Operations : Controls must be prepared taking into account due diligence processes, financial controls, nonfinancial controls, implementing antibribery controls with business associates, antibribery commitments, procedures for receiving and administering gifts, donations, etc., raising concerns, and dealing with bribery.
6. Constant evaluation and subsequent improvement : There should be enough resources and leadership spared to monitor the performance of the system and evaluate its effectiveness. As a consequence, the management system and results should improve.
Commit: A trusted certification body is chosen, engaged, and an audit date is set.
Pre-assessment: If clients wish, an assessment before the stage 1 and 2 audits is performed.
Stage 1 Audit: The management system and documentation are reviewed to ensure everything is in place for the stage 2 audit, including determining whether internal audit and the management review have been performed. An audit report is prepared and issued by the auditor for review. If everything looks good, the auditor confirms the stage 2 audit.
Stage 2 Audit: After addressing any concerns or opportunities for improvement from the stage 1 audit, the stage 2 audit is conducted by the auditor. The auditor checks that the management system is implemented and is compliant with ISO 37001. If there are any non-conformities, these are shared by the auditor. Once non-conformities are addressed and the auditor can confirm that the standard is being met, the auditor recommends the company for certification.
Issuing the certification: With the successful completion of the two stages of audits, the certification body issues the certification.
Surveillance Audits: Every certification lasts for 3 years. The certification body organizes annual audit programs to ensure ongoing compliance.
Blue Wolf Certification is a business associate of various accredited certification bodies that helps you get through the ISO certification journey without facing annoying issues.
We offer stage 1 and stage 2 audits before issuing your system for certification and provide continual support and surveillance audits to check for 100% ongoing compliance after you achieve the certification.
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