NEW YORK, September 24, 2018 – The Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, announced today the launch of a range of resources that will offer guidance to global companies on assessing and improving their anti-corruption programs. These include:
- Anti-Corruption Guidelines Reference: This free guide offers a summary of nine leading international standards and guidelines for developing or benchmarking an anti-corruption program. It breaks down the elements of an effective program and provides links to all relevant references so that compliance teams can easily see the convergence of leading guidance and gain a clear understanding of the key best practices for implementing a robust program. References cover the FCPA Resource Guide, ISO 37001, OECD Good Practice Guidance, the UK Bribery Act Guidance, PACI Principles, USSG, APEC Elements and others. The guide can be used as a resource for developing or improving policies; as a reference for strengthening codes of conduct; and as a checklist for working with value chain members to ensure the effectiveness of their anti-corruption compliance efforts.
- Assessment aligning to the ISO 37001 Anti-Bribery Management Systems Standard: Members of Ethisphere’s Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA) will have the opportunity to take a complimentary assessment aligned to ISO 37001. The service – CREATe Leading Practices for Anti-Corruption – enables companies to assess the maturity of anti-corruption programs against the ISO 37001 Anti-Bribery Management Systems Standard. BELA members can take advantage of the special offer until Oct. 15, 2018. Learn more about the assessment here; or request a demo at info@Ethisphere.com.
- Webcast – Insights and Updates: The ISO 37001 Anti-Bribery Management Systems Standard. In this on-demand webcast, ISO 37001 drafter Leslie Benton joins Ethisphere’s Erica Salmon Byrne to discuss the standard; share how companies are using ISO 37001 guidance; and provide insights into adoption of the standard by governments and companies. View here.
In March 2018, Ethisphere acquired CREATe Compliance, a business that focuses on enabling enterprises to improve management of internal and third-party risks. This combination brings expanded expertise, data and services, enabling Ethisphere to expand its platform to offer a wider range of innovative services enabling companies to assess and benchmark programs for anti-corruption, cybersecurity and the protection of trade secrets, confidential information and intellectual property. Companies are using these services to benchmark internal and third-party programs against standards and leading guidance.
The Ethisphere® Institute is the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices that fuel corporate character, marketplace trust and business success. Ethisphere has deep expertise in measuring and defining core ethics standards using data-driven insights that help companies enhance corporate character. Ethisphere honors superior achievement through its World’s Most Ethical Companies® recognition program, provides a community of industry experts with the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA) and showcases trends and best practices in ethics with Ethisphere Magazine. Ethisphere is also the leading provider of independent verification of corporate ethics and compliance programs, including Ethics Inside® Certification and Compliance Leader Verification™. More information about Ethisphere can be found at https://ethisphere.com.
Aarti Maharaj, 646-480-9715