The conventional wisdom among many of those responsible for managing organizational FCPA risks is that the existence of a reasonably good program equates to having an ISO 37001 anti-bribery management system “covered.”… Continue Reading
In Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein’s recent announcement of a new FCPA Policy, he highlighted three hallmarks of a Policy effective compliance program: fostering a culture of compliance; dedicating sufficient resources to compliance activities; and ensuring that experienced compliance personnel have appropriate access to the board.… Continue Reading
Hui Chen recently published a post sharing her opinions on the ISO 37001 Anti-Bribery Management Standard and ISO 37001 certification. She made some important points.
She also asked questions and drew comparisons that should be evaluated in the context of how the ISO 37001 certification process occurs, and what it means for companies and organizations seeking it.… Continue Reading
Is my anti-corruption program effective or not effective? In the United States, companies only receive the definitive answer to that question in worst case scenarios — at the back end of a governmental program evaluation, typically while under FCPA scrutiny by the DOJ.… Continue Reading
Last week I received a call from a multinational company concerned about activist shareholders targeting them for not yet achieving ISO 37001 Anti-Bribery certification.
The caller explained that the shareholders expect the company to prove that it’s serious about its anti-bribery efforts in a confirmable way.… Continue Reading
In June this year, the Market Supervision Commission of the Shenzhen Municipality published an instructive standard document named Anti-bribery Management System Shenzhen Standard to help companies and other organizations prevent bribery, and detect and deal with any bribery that does occur.… Continue Reading
The ISO 9001 Quality Management System has been a spectacular success, with over 1.3 million organizations certified around the world since the standard’s 1987 introduction.
We believe the ISO 37001 Anti-Bribery Management Systems may enjoy similar widespread worldwide acceptance.… Continue Reading
Four months ago the ISO 37001 Anti-Bribery Management Systems document was published, and companies were finally able to have their anti-bribery program certified to an international standard. Since then we’ve repeatedly heard the same myths about the Standard.… Continue Reading
The launch date of the new ISO 37001 Anti-Bribery Management System standard is close, with release expected in October.
Then let the certifications begin.