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Did you know that you can implement measures to safeguard your company from bribery?

Bribery Concept

Both private and government organizations in the country are faced with rising issues and concerns on ethical issues and corrupt acts brought about by internal and external parties. To help organizations install and strengthen integrity, assurance of ethical practices need to be implemented in the workplace.

"Bribery is a relevant issue affecting the society. Though there are existing local and international laws, both government and private sectors must do their part in proactively fighting bribery through the implementation of Anti-Bribery Management Systems (ABMS), in accordance to ISO 37001:2016. This international standard can help organizations implement reasonable and proportionate measures designed to prevent, detect and respond to bribery," said SGS Management Systems Auditor, Deny Carrera.

SGS Philippines is the first certifying body in the country that offers ISO 37001:2016 or the Anti-Bribery Management Systems Certification and Training.

According to SGS Philippines Business Director for Certification and Business Enhancement, Roger Villanueva, “ISO 37001 or Anti-Bribery Management System augments various management systems on quality, environmental, health and safety standards, etc. This helps eliminate cost of poor quality brought by unethical transactions in the organization. It is also designed to support the government’s Good Governance and Anti- Red Tape Campaigns in the private sector.”

This international standard specifies a series of measures that can be implemented to help prevent, detect and address bribery, enabling organisations to successfully implement an anti-bribery management system.

ISO 37001:2016 is designed to help an organization identify corruption and create a culture that is based on integrity, transparency and conformity, thereby decreasing the risk of corruption in the organization. It is designed to be integrated into an organization’s existing management systems, processes and controls and follows the common ISO structure for management system standards for easy integration with other standards, such as ISO 9001:2015.

Already, there is a growing acknowledgement of the need for management systems to protect organizations from bribery and other corrupt acts. There are already eight companies worldwide that have been ISO 37001:2016 certified, 67 percent of which are based in Asian countries. Of the 13 countries worldwide that adopted the ISO 37001 Certification, 7 are from Asia —Singapore, Malaysia, Dubai, China, India, Azerbaijan and UAE.

To prepare organizations for certification, SGS Philippines offers a one day ISO 37001:2016 Foundation Course.

Participants learn the historical background of ISO 37001, the relevance of ISO 37001 in the Philippine context, fundamental principles of the AMS, general structure of ABMS and the benefits of ABMS through use of best practices.

Protect your organization and your people from bribery and corrupt practices. Learn more about ISO 37001:2016 by calling SGS Philippines at 02 7849400 extension 230 or 09178343794.

For more information, please contact:

Nelirene M. Dablio
Certification and Business Enhancement
Marketing Manager

SGS Philippines
3rd Floor Alegria Building
2229 Chino Roces Avenue
Makati City, Philippines

m: +632 784 9400 extension 623
www.sgs.ph/certification

About SGS

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 95,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,400 offices and laboratories around the world.