Getting started with BS 10500 Anti-bribery Management

Introduce BS 10500 to your business and discover the confidence, reputation and new business that can come as a result of meeting customer demands for improved anti-bribery management.

What is BS 10500 Anti-bribery Management System?

As anti-bribery legislation gets tougher, anti-bribery management is increasingly becoming a business requirement. BS 10500 provides an anti-bribery management system framework for organizations of all sizes all over the world. It was developed in response to a new age of tougher enforcement and peer-centred lack of tolerance of corruption and bribery.  BS 10500 shows you how to put the right anti-bribery controls in place across your business and supply chain. And it provides a way to meet the requirements of legislation such as the UK Bribery Act, whatever your location. It is particularly recommended for industries with greater exposure to risk – including construction, engineering, mining and utilities. Find out how to protect your business and your people by working with us. 

What is the UK Bribery Act?

The UK Bribery 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 not 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 are the benefits of a BS 10500 Anti-bribery Management System?

BS 10500 brings big benefits to all companies of all sizes. Confidence, reputation and more business can come with a BS 10500 anti-bribery management system as more customers ask for proof of these measures. It helps you:

  • Demonstrate legal compliance
  • Make sure suppliers are committed to anti-bribery best practice 
  • Monitor and manage risk throughout your business and supply chain
  • Meet growing stakeholder demand for sufficient anti-bribery measures
  • Potentially cut the cost of your corporate insurance premiums
  • Gain opportunities to improve efficiency across working practices

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