ISO 37001

Anti-bribery Management

Detect, prevent and address the corrosive challenge of bribery

Bribery is still a widespread issue in business regardless of industry and size, costing over a trillion US dollars a year. It is a complex and destructive issue that erodes political stability and contributes to poverty.

ISO 37001 is the internationally recognised standard for anti-bribery management and provides you with effective measures for counteracting the issue.

Take a proactive approach in the fight against corruption and mitigate the risk of bribery occurring in, and against your business. ISO 37001 reduces the likelihood of significant fines, damaged public relations, and tarnished reputation which come hand-in-hand with bribery misconducts.

What is ISO 37001?

ISO 37001 ensures that businesses have best-practice measures in place to combat bribery and foster an anti-bribery culture. 

The measures are designed so that they are applicable to all businesses, regardless of type, size and the nature of activity they conduct. ISO 37001 is also indiscriminate to domain and can be applied to businesses in public, private and non-profit sectors.

It follows the same Annex SL structure that is used in other Management Standards including ISO 9001 and ISO 14001; therefore, can be easily integrated into an organisation's existing management processes and controls, however can also be used as an independent system.

The Benefits of ISO 37001

An ISO 37001 Anti-bribery Management System will help you reduce the risks associated with bribery, improve brand reputation and image, and protect against alleged violations. Companies adopting this approach benefit from increased employee morale, improved client relations and reduced costs.

In short, through certification to ISO 37001 you demonstrate that your business is trustworthy and committed to reaching international standards.

Here are the top benefits of using the ISO 37001 framework:

  1. Detect, Prevent and Address Bribery: by adopting anti-bribery best-practice in your business and being able to identify and manage the risks involved.
  2. Promote Cultural Transparency: through creating awareness of the destructive nature of bribery and the challenges it may prevent to your business.
  3. Improve Reputation: by showing potential clients that you have reached a benchmark in your anti-bribery efforts and, in doing so, enabling them to trust you as a business. 
  4. Demonstrate Commitment and Dedication: by ensuring that your business is constantly compliant with internationally recognized best-practices and continually monitoring progress. 
  5. Protect against alleged Bribery Violations: by having anti-bribery policies in place this will, in turn, help shun false allegations against your business which could cost a lot of money and even lead to jail sentances.

How much does an ISO 37001 cost?

The cost of certification depends on several factors. These include your business sector, your annual turnover, the location of your offices, and the number of employees. We will also need to know if you require ASCB or UKAS accreditation.

Whatever the circumstances, QMS is committed to providing a cost-effective route to ISO 37001:2016 certification. That’s why we focus on making the process simple and straightforward. We save you money because we spend less time creating complex document trails and more time building a streamlined system that works for your business.

To find out how affordable our ISO 37001 certification service is, just use our Fee Calculator and we’ll email you a bespoke quote immediately.

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The Requirements of ISO 37001

The ISO 37001 standard uses a structure of ten clauses called Annex SL which covers four key areas:

  1. Management Responsibility - the areas within the Anti-bribery Management System that your management team need to focus on, be involved with and be accountable for
  2. Resource Management - how resources such as people, infrastructure and facilities must be assigned to ensure the best possible performance of your Antibr Management System
  3. Anti-bribery Management - details on how your business will prevent, detect and deal with bribery such as reporting, monitoring, training and the implementation of controls
  4. Measurement, Analysis and Improvement - how you can determine if your Anti-bribery Management System is working as expected, facilitating the continual improvement of your system

Frequently Asked Questions

ISO 37001

How can QMS help your Business?

The QMS process gets your business certified for success:


Our nationwide team of consultants and auditors has provided certifications to clients ranging from SMEs to blue chip organisations across a broad spectrum of verticals and industries.


Our processes add value at every stage, without taking up unwarranted management time. We commit to providing you with the best possible value for money – including a price promise from the outset, along with the ability to stagger payments at no extra cost.


We remove the red tape and paperwork for you, making the process as smooth and uncomplicated as possible, and ensuring you get the framework that works for you.

How have businesses benefited from ISO 37001?

Client Testimonials of QMS and the ISO Certification Process

ISO 37001 Certification Process

Our expert consultants will ensure the route to ISO 37001 certification is as straightforward as possible for you, taking as little as 45 days to complete. This includes helping you make any necessary improvements to existing business processes and writing the Documented Management System for you.

Once you have achieved certification the certification cycle will commence. This is made up of surveillance and re-certification audits, one of which must take place each year, around the anniversary of your certification. These visits confirm your continued compliance with the Standard and verify the validity of your certification.

Your all-in-one Management System Solution

QMS Connect delivers all the tools you need to achieve and maintain ISO compliance.

With simple navigation, real-time reporting and the ability to modify and update content on the go, QMS Connect keeps you in control. Accessible online via your computer, tablet or smartphone 24 hours a day, QMS Connect helps you manage your ISO Management System in real-time.

QMS Connect helps engage your teams, so that you can capture data that will drive business decisions – increasing repeat business, reducing customer complaints and ultimately saving you both time and money.

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At QMS we are constantly updating our approach and process to meet the latest changes in how ISO 37001 works.


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