July 13, 2017 – LONDON. CPA Global®, the IP technology leader, is proud to announce that we are one of the first companies globally to be certified under the ISO 37001 standard for anti-bribery management systems. The certification follows an extensive assurance audit conducted by the independent certification body ETHIC Intelligence.
“Our objective is always to operate to the highest professional standards across the entire business” says Simon Webster, CEO. “The achievement of ISO 37001 certification at such an early stage in its existence demonstrates our commitment to delivering a professional and trusted service to our customers around the world.”
As the global leader in IP technology, CPA Global has had a long standing commitment to bribery prevention, both internally and between its wider network of partners and agents. “CPA Global was able to achieve its certification quickly because its programme is best practice and was already closely aligned to ISO 37001 requirements” says Diana Trevley, West Coast, US Director of Spark Compliance Consulting, who conducted CPA Global’s ISO 37001 readiness assessment and served as CPA Global’s ISO 37001 consultant throughout the process.
Gordon Samson, Chief Operating Officer at CPA Global comments: “Commitment to the highest level of professional practice which includes careful selection and continuous due diligence of our third parties has always been part of the CPA Global DNA. The granting of ISO 37001 certification is testimony to our employees’ collective dedication to meeting and exceeding on security, privacy, and performance standards. Following the audit, the lead auditor praised CPA Global’s noteworthy compliance achievements, including the commitment that CPA Global employees across the globe had to our anti-bribery policy. We believe that by achieving this certification quickly, we can encourage our partners, suppliers and agents to reach the same level of compliance.”
The World Bank estimates that businesses and individuals pay an estimated $1.5 trillion in bribes each year, around 2% of global GDP. Bribery and corruption has been shown to have a negative impact on economic development and to reduce overseas investment in impacted countries. The ISO standard 37001 was established in 2016 to raise the level of awareness and compliance with anti-bribery best practice on an international scale. The standard specifies requirements for establishing, implementing, and continually improving anti-bribery management systems. The system can be stand-alone or integrated into an overall management system.
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