ISO 37001 is designed to help organizations reduce bribery risk within their own organizations and, through its intended widespread adoption, to create a common baseline of minimum anti-bribery efforts that should be taken by organizations. In the age of transparency, no organization can afford to take the risk of bribery lightly. The standard provides flexibility in implementing these requirements. It specifically states that implementation should be “reasonable and proportionate” to the bribery risk and exposure faced by the implementing organization, including based on the organization’s size.
A corporate policy corresponds to relevant needs and risks
Adequate and proportionate procedures are in place to actively prevent bribery and corruption
There are necessary controls in place both in your own organization and across your entire value chain
Your organization engages with and can meet requirements set by your stakeholders