UKAS has accredited the first organisations in the UK to certify organisation to the new Anti-Bribery Management Systems standard (ISO 37001). Following a year-long pilot assessment programme, Bureau Veritas Certification Holding SAS – UK Branch and Intertek Certification Ltd have been successfully accredited against ISO/IEC 17021 for certifying to the international standard ISO 37001:2016.
Specifically aimed at bribery, ISO 37001:2016 sets out the requirements for management systems that prevent, detect and respond to bribery and comply with anti-bribery laws and voluntary commitments applicable to its activities.
Announcing the accreditations, David Compton, Development Project Manager at UKAS said: “Congratulations to Bureau Veritas Certification Holding SAS – UK Branch and Intertek Certification Ltd on achieving the UK’s first accreditation(s) for certifying anti-bribery management systems. This marks a significant step in the fight against bribery as it enables organisations to demonstrate to both customers and regulators that they have robust, independently assessed anti-bribery systems in place. As ISO 37001:2016 is an internationally recognised standard, holding UKAS accredited certification to the ABMS standard could help organisations maintain or expand their business, both in the UK and overseas.“
For more information about the ABMS development project and further guidance on applying for accreditation please click here.