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A New Measuring Stick For Anti-Bribery Compliance Programs, Law360

October 15, 2016

Law360, New York (October 16, 2016, 4:25 PM EDT) -- On Oct. 15, 2016, the International Organization for Standardization adopted ISO 37001,[1] a certifiable international “anti-bribery management system” that has the potential to change how the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and foreign regulators evaluate and grade corporate compliance programs. While the ISO is a voluntary, nongovernmental organization, it is composed of both public- and private-sector experts, and many of its standards have been described as international benchmarks. This article examines ISO 37001 — which has been under development for over three years — and its potential implications for companies concerned about their compliance credentials.

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