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Bureau Veritas Certification adds UKAS accreditation for ISO 37001 Anti-Bribery Management Systems certification to its Enterprise Risk portfolio.

08.01.18

Bureau Veritas Certification (BVC) has achieved accreditation to international management systems standard ISO 37001:2016 from the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) through Bureau Veritas Certification Holding SAS, UK Branch. This independent recognition for Anti-Bribery Management Systems (ABMS) certification enhances the credibility of organizations certified by BVC.

ISO 37001 enables organizations, regardless of size or sector of activity, to put in place the planning, controls, and procedures to prevent, detect, manage risk and respond to bribery in their operations.  It also helps to ensure that partners, subcontractors, suppliers, agents and other intermediaries doing business on their behalf, operate with integrity. In countries where a compliance system is a legal requirement, an ISO 37001 ABMS can be used to demonstrate anti-bribery compliance. 

In the climate of increasingly stringent anti-corruption legislation and more active enforcement by the authorities, nationally and internationally, ISO 37001 certification allows companies to demonstrate to customers and other stakeholders that they have robust processes and controls in place.  The extra scrutiny of ISO 37001 ABMS certification underpins an organization’s ethical leadership, provides competitive advantage and embeds the ABMS to manage corruption risk and create a culture of integrity throughout the organization and its business associates. 

Vice President of Certification, Sebastien Fox states: “As we see well-known companies implicated in bribery and corruption scandals, sometimes dating back decades, involving third parties and public officials in several countries, there is a growing realization of the risks that organizations without anti-bribery controls may be running.  This latest accreditation adds to Bureau Veritas Certification’s suite of risk management certification services to help reputable organizations large and small up and down supply chains to prove their integrity and compliance.”

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