Monthly Archives: July 2019

CRI Group and ABAC CoE CEO Zafar Anjum Presents ISO 37001 ABMS at MACC Seminar

CRI Group and ABAC Center of Excellence CEO Mr. Zafar Anjum was a speaker at last week’s Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Seminar Benchmark on Governance, Integrity & Anti-Corruption. Mr. Anjum presented “Anti-Bribery Management System (ABMS 37001) Case Study and Implementation – UK Experience.” He provided an overview of ABMS 37001 Accreditation & Certification as an effective and “adequate procedure” for organisations. The seminar, held in conjunction with the British High Commission (BHC), provided examination and discussion of UK’s best practices…

Achieving Success in Preventing, Detecting Bribery and Corruption

When organisations make the decision to make anti-bribery anti-corruption compliance a top priority, the results speak for themselves. The ISO 37001:2016 Anti-Bribery Management System training and certification standard bring together best practices, proven strategies, and elements of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the UK Bribery Act 2010 and other major legislation aimed to curb bribery and corruption. Today, the stakes are too high to turn a blind eye and continue with business as usual. Organisations of all sizes, industries…

Decrease Bribery Risk with ISO 37001:2016 ABMS

Bribery and corruption are worldwide problems with serious consequences for organisations of any size, industry or region. To help combat this threat, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) issued the ISO 37001:2016 Anti-Bribery Management System (ABMS) standard. This standard helps businesses, nonprofits and governmental agencies to reduce their risk of bribery and corruption, How? By establishing, implementing, maintaining and improving an anti-bribery management system. The ISO 37001:2016 standard mirrors numerous steps contained in the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the…

Bribery and Corruption: Major Threats to Organisations Worldwide

For ages, systematic bribery was tolerated in various countries and industries as a “necessary part of getting business done or circumventing bureaucratic red tape.” The times are changing, however. Societies and their governments have recognised that bribery and corruption vastly affect economic growth, undermine trust and discourage investment.  In fact, studies show that bribery and corruption directly contribute to global poverty, social inequality and a decrease in the development of public infrastructure. To help organisations worldwide increase and measure their…