Home/Operational Risk, Standard/Anti-Bribery Management System

ISO 37001

Anti-Bribery Management System Certification

Bribery represents a serious risk to businesses, with potentially significant legal and financial repercussions for individuals and organizations. Certification to ISO 37001 Anti-bribery Management System supports you in establishing processes to detect, manage and prevent bribery within your organization.

A structured approach to build trust and transparency, managing risks and safeguarding your company’s reputation.

Bribery is one of the most common forms of corruption around the world. The UN and OECD have both adopted conventions aimed at reducing bribery, and anti-bribery legislation is being tightened worldwide, imposing harsher penalties on employees, directors and organizations.

ISO 37001 certification offers a practical approach to understanding bribery risks in your organization. By implementing and certifying your Anti-Bribery Management System (ABMS), you can mitigate bribery risks, meet legislative requirements and create a company culture of integrity.

Benefits of becoming certified

Certification to ISO 37001 supports your anti-bribery management system efforts by verifying that the:

  • standard’s requirements are addressed;
  • necessary controls are in place within your own organization and across your entire value chain;
  • company has adequate and proportionate procedures in place to actively prevent bribery;
  • management system supports compliance with applicable anti-bribery legislation.

While certification to ISO 37001 cannot guarantee that bribery will not occur, it verifies that you have an structured management system in place to prevent such situations.


Customizable to the context of your organization, ISO 37001 enables you to respond to stakeholder expectations and covers diverse industrial and geographical operations with a consistent framework. ISO 37001 helps companies identify a range of risk scenarios, including operating in geographically sensitive areas or dealing with high-risk associates.

Implementing an Anti-Bribery Management System shows your company is taking proactive measures to prevent bribery. Certification to ISO 37001 by WECERT sends a strong message to stakeholders, investors, employees, authorities and the general public about your commitment to ethical business practices.

Legal Compliance

Understand how statutory and regulatory requirements impact your organization and its customers.

Enhanced credibility and recognition

The statement is a publication of environmental information, whose accuracy and reliability has been independently checked, providing enhanced credibility and recognition.

Be prepared

Reduce the risk of bribery occurring in your organization or against your organization and/or employees.

Business resilience

Avoid downtime and financial losses with effective management of risk, emergency preparedness and contingency planning.

What is ISO 37001 ?

ISO 37001:2016 is applicable only to bribery. It sets forth management system requirements designed to help you prevent, detect and respond to bribery as well as comply with anti-bribery laws and voluntary commitments applicable to the organization’s activities.
Other aspects, such as fraud or money laundering can be included in the management system scope in accordance in accordance with relevant legislation and best-practices


Step 1

Complete a Quote Request Form so that we can understand your company and requirements. You can do this by completing either the online quick quote or the online formal quote request form. We will use this information to accurately define your scope of assessment and provide you with a proposal for certification.


Step 2

Once you’ve agreed your proposal, we will contact you to book your assessment with an WECERT Assessor. This assessment consists of two mandatory visits that form the Initial Certification Audit. Please note that you must be able to demonstrate that your management system has been fully operational for a minimum of three months and has been subject to a management review and full cycle of internal audits.


Step 3

Following a successful two stage audit, a certification decision is made and if positive, then certification to the required standard is issued by WECERT. You will receive both a hard and soft copy of the certificate. Certification is valid for three years and is maintained through a programme of annual surveillance audits and a three yearly recertification audit.