BS 10500 Anti-bribery

BS 10500 provides an anti-bribery management system for organizations all over the world. And it provides a way to meet the requirements of legislation such as the UK Anti-Bribery Act, whatever your location. Anti-bribery legislation is getting tougher and anti-bribery management is a business requirement. That’s why BS 10500 provides a way to deal with growing global risks. Find out how to protect your business and your people by working with us. 

What is the UK Bribery Act?

The Act came into force in July 2011. It is part of a raft of similar legislation and conventions developed worldwide to help prevent bribery from occurring.  The UK Act states that it’s a crime for commercial organizations to prevent people associated with them from committing bribery on their behalf. Your business will comply with the UK act, if you can prove you have put adequate anti-bribery procedures in place. UK Government guidance published on 31 March 2011 recommends that your anti-bribery controls should provide sufficient protection from the level of risk you’re exposed to, so organizations should consider their risks in this regard and plan accordingly.   

What is BS 10500?

BS 10500 was developed in response to a new age of tougher enforcement and peer-centred lack of tolerance of corruption and bribery. It provides an anti-bribery framework designed for organizations of all sizes, sectors and locations. It is particularly recommended for industries with greater exposure to risk – including construction, engineering, mining and utilities. BS 10500 provides a management system that shows you how to put the right anti-bribery controls in place across your business and supply chain. 

What are the benefits of BS 10500?

  • Meet growing stakeholder demand for sufficient anti-bribery measures
  • Demonstrate legal compliance with the correct procedures in place
  • Monitor and manage risk throughout your business and supply chain
  • Gain opportunities to improve efficiency across working practices
  • Potentially reduce insurance premiums and stay prepared for legal action