An Introduction to Anti-Bribery Management Systems (BS 10500)

An Introduction to Anti-Bribery Management Systems (BS 10500)
  • Understand how to implement and maintain an ABMS.
  • Prove and maintain your organisation’s integrity.
  • Learn how to log gifts and hospitality in auditable records.
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When is a gift not a gift? When it’s a bribe.

For many, corporate hospitality oils the wheels of commerce. But where do you draw the line?

Bribes, incentives and inducements are not just a matter of used banknotes stuffed in brown envelopes. Expenses, corporate settlement of personal bills, gifts and hospitality can all be used to influence business partners, clients and contractors.

How to implement an ABMS

An Introduction to Anti-Bribery Management Systems (BS 10500) explains how to implement an anti-bribery management system (ABMS), aligned to international best practice, from initial gap analysis to due diligence management:

  • An introduction to BS 10500, a British Standard for ABMS
  • An explanation of an ABMS
  • Management processes within an ABMS
  • Implementing an ABMS
  • Risk assessment in due diligence
  • Whistleblowing and bribery investigations
  • Internal auditing and corrective action
  • Certification to BS 10500

It provides helpful guidance on the importance of clearly defining policies; logging gifts and hospitality in auditable records; ensuring a consistent approach across the organisation ; controls for contractors; facilitation payments; charitable and political donations; risk assessment in due diligence; whistle-blowing and bribery investigations; and internal auditing and corrective action.

Not only will an ABMS help your organisation prove its probity by reducing your organisation’s exposure to bribery, it can also be adapted to most legal or compliance systems.

An ethical approach to business is not just a legal obligation but a way to protect your reputation.

About the author

Alan Field, MA, LL.B (Hons), PgC, MCQI CQP, MIIRSM, AIEMA, GIFireE, GradIOSH is a Chartered Quality Professional, an IRCA Registered Lead Auditor and member of the Society of Authors.

Alan has particular expertise in auditing and assessing anti-bribery management systems to BS 10500 and public-sector counter-fraud systems to ISO9001. Alan has many years’ experience with quality and integrated management systems in the legal, financial, property services and project management sectors in auditing, assessment and gap analysis roles.

Your company’s integrity is important. An Introduction to Anti-Bribery Management Systems shows you how to maintain and prove it.

Authors: Alan Field
Publishers: ITGP
Format: Softcover
ISBN13: 9781849287241
Published: 07 Apr 2015
Availability: In Stock

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