Overseas markets continue to offer sustainable economic growth and expansion opportunities for US businesses. However, regulatory compliance, including expanding anti-bribery and anticorruption laws similar to the US FCPA, has increased the need for organizations to develop management systems designed to identify and proactively address the risks associated with bribery and corruption. A high-functioning, risk-based Anti-Bribery Management System (ABMS) is critical to evaluate and mitigate the financial, operational, and reputational risks associated with allegations of bribery and corruption.

The ISO 37001 standard requires that an entity maintain an effective and proportional anti-bribery program. BRG Global.i practice professionals are well positioned to assist organizations in achieving compliance with the standard. We have decades of experience conducting anti-bribery and anti-corruption (ABAC) investigations including matters involving regulations such as the FCPA, UK Bribery Act, and Brazil’s Clean Company Act. We regularly assist organizations striving to improve their ABAC programs by conducting independent ABMS evaluations, inclusive of ABAC risk assessments, developing and implementing ABMS policies and procedures, and conducting risk-based due diligence with a particular focus on assisting companies in creating risk profiles for third-party vendors. We also provide compliance training for boards of directors, senior managers, and employees, and have helped roll out large-scale international anti-fraud programs.

Clients gain a number of advantages by going through the ISO 37001 certification process, including benchmarking all facets of their anti-bribery management system, increasing confidence among internal stakeholders such as the board of directors and management, and projecting to the market that the entity has taken substantive steps to combat bribery. BRG professionals have extensive experience and knowledge working with clients to achieve these goals and develop global solutions to bribery and corruption risks.

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