» Accreditation for Certification of Anti-Bribery Management Systems (ISO 37001:2016)

An international Anti-Bribery Management System standard (ISO37001:2016) was approved for British publication on the 31st October 2016.  This standard is based on and supersedes the British Standard BS 10500:2011 in the UK.

The Anti-Bribery Management Systems standard conforms with the ISO high-level structure requirements for management systems and Certification Bodies can be accredited against ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015 for audit and certification in accordance with this management system standard.  The key elements of this management system standard are to enable organisations:

  • to prevent, detect and respond to bribery and comply with anti-bribery laws
  • to identify and regularly review risks in relation to the threat of bribery
  • to implement measures to minimise risks
  • to implement a management system that is reasonable and proportionate to the risks associated with the organisation.
  • to monitor anti-bribery procedures and ensure they remain effective

A supporting ISO Technical Specification document has been published (ISO/IEC TS 17021-9:2016) which covers the competency requirements for auditing and certification of anti-bribery management systems.

UKAS implemented a development project to confirm the arrangements for accreditation to ISO/IEC 17021-1: 2015 for the accredited certification of an Anti-Bribery Management System (ABMS).  This project has now been completed with the first Certification Bodies being accredited on the 31st July 2018.  These were :

  • Bureau Veritas Certification Holding SAS - UK Branch
  • Intertek Certification Ltd

Click here to access the schedules for these bodies who have meet the accreditation requirement.  Further applicant certification bodies are in the process of achieving accreditation and will be published on this website when granted.

The schedules will indicate the economic sector / activity and geographical locations which accredited certification can be provided.

UKAS is now in a position to accept further applications under ISO/IEC 17021, from 1st September 2018, for  certification against ISO 37001.  Potential applicants should consult the UKAS application pages. Existing accredited bodies should consult their UKAS Assessment Manager in the first instance.

In order to assist application Certification Bodies in this area, UKAS has produced a guidance document which is out for consultation until the 31st August 2018.  Applicant CABs should review this document prior to any application.

For further information contact the Project Manager David Compton (David.Compton@ukas.com).

Please note that UKAS is unable to enter into discussion about the progress of individual applications for accreditation except directly with the applicant certification body involved.