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ISO 37001:2016 Anti-bribery management systems – Requirements with guidance for use

New anti-bribery management systems standard was published by International Organisation of Standards (ISO) on the 13th of October 2016 .

This standard specifies requirements and provides guidance for establishing, implementing, maintaining, reviewing and improving an anti-bribery management system.

According to the Standard the system can be stand-alone or can be integrated into an overall management system.

ISO 37001:2016 addresses the following in relation to the organization’s activities:

  • bribery in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors;
  • bribery by the organization;
  • bribery by the organization’s personnel acting on the organization’s behalf or for its benefit;
  • bribery by the organization’s business associates acting on the organization’s behalf or for its benefit;
  • bribery of the organization;
  • bribery of the organization’s personnel in relation to the organization’s activities;
  • bribery of the organization’s business associates in relation to the organization’s activities;
  • direct and indirect bribery (e.g. a bribe offered or accepted through or by a third party).

ISO 37001:2016 is applicable only to bribery. It sets out requirements and provides guidance for a management system designed to help an organization to prevent, detect and respond to bribery and comply with anti-bribery laws and voluntary commitments applicable to its activities.

For more information visit website www.iso.org