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ABAC® certifies RM Leopad Sdn Bhd for ISO 37001:2016 ABMS

ABAC Center of Excellence Sdn Bhd announced today that RM Leopad Sdn Bhd, a Malaysian-based group offering corrosion protection services for the energy industry, has successfully attained ISO 37001:2016 Anti-Bribery Management System certification. RM Leopad is a property of Malaysia Petroleum Resources Corporation (MPRC), established to advance the local oil and gas services and equipment (OGSE) industry and transform Malaysia into a thriving regional hub for the sector. The Leopad group of companies provides services ranging from blasting & painting,…

ABAC® certifies Mudajaya Group for ISO 37001:2016 ABMS

Mudajaya Group Bhd, a leading construction-property-independent power production company based in Malaysia, has successfully attained ISO 37001:2016 Anti-Bribery Management System certification. The announcement was made by ABAC Center of Excellence Limited after conducting a comprehensive risk assessment and examination of Mudajaya Group’s anti-bribery policies and procedures. The process followed directives put forth in ISO 37001:2016, and Mudajaya met and exceeded the standard’s requirements. The Scope of Certification includes the following: Provision of Corporate Management, Property Development & Management Services, Construction and…

Apex achieves ISO 37001 ABMS Certification through CRI Group

Apex Shipping Services LLC, based in Dubai (UAE), has successfully demonstrated compliance with ISO 37001 Anti-Bribery Management System (ABMS) requirements and attained ABAC Certification from CRI Group (Corporate Research and Investigations Limited). Kanwal Zafar, Managing Director at ABAC Center of Excellence, announced the certification in a statement. “It is our honour to recognise Apex and certify them for implementing ISO 37001 anti-bribery management standards. From the beginning of the certification process, Apex has demonstrated a commitment to achieving the highest…

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…

ISS Middle East FZC achieves ISO 37001 ABMS Certification through Corporate Research and Investigations Limited

Corporate Research and Investigations Limited (CRI Group) announced that the award-winning Information Technology Services company ISS Middle East FZC (IntelliSoft) has successfully demonstrated compliance with ISO 37001 requirements and attained ABAC Certification in ISO 37001:2016 Anti-Bribery Management System for services such as SAP Professional, Technology, Infra services & solutions (Data Management, Application development, Legacy Modernisation Cloud service, Analytics & Mobility), Staffing, Recruitment and Outsourcing services in IT. The announcement is made by Kanwal Zafar, Managing Director at ABAC Center of…

ISO 37001 Certification: a Proclamation of Business Integrity

It’s a well-known World Bank statistic, but one that bears continual repeating: More than US$1.5 trillion – or 2% of world gross domestic product – is paid in bribes each and every year, contributing to the demise of governments, inadequate social services, inferior infrastructure, low-quality goods and services, and a general strain on public and private sector integrity and reputation. But the past several years have seen marked progress in the global fight against bribery and corruption, particularly with the…

ISO 37001 Standards Critical as South Asia Governments Prioritise Anti-Bribery Compliance 

By Zafar Anjum MSc, CFE, Intl. Dip. (Fin. Crime) Group Chief Executive, CRI Group   Introduction When addressing compliance issues, anti-bribery and anti-corruption measures must be placed near or at the top of the priority list for most organisations in the South Asia region. Laws and regulations are changing at a rapid pace, with many companies struggling to keep up with the latest compliance requirements. In fact, many South Asia governments are trying to improve on spotty records of prevention…