Intertek, a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, has earned accreditation from the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) for ISO 37001:2016 anti-bribery management systems certification. Published in October 2016, ISO 37001:2016 assists organisations across multiple industries in eradicating bribery and other forms of corruption from the workplace.
The ISO 37001:2016 anti-bribery management certification will ensure consumer and public confidence in capabilities and competence of an organisation. The new standard provides multiple benefits such as developing a culture of integrity, transparency, and compliance thus enhancing the quality of product, services and operations. The standard includes clauses for assessment and management, leadership, due diligence of personnel and continuous monitoring for improvement regardless of an organisation’s industry, size, or nature of activity.
Karl Harland, Technical Director of Intertek Certification, was quoted in the UKAS quarterly newsletter: “Intertek Certification Ltd sees the inclusion of anti-bribery management system certification against ISO 37001 as an important addition to the company’s portfolio of UKAS accreditation. We genuinely believe that the level of risk based thinking this scheme involves will help take our industry many steps forward”