Anti bribery management system Requirements new work item proposal

Issue 44 – November 2012

Standards New Zealand is seeking feedback on a new work item proposal on Anti-bribery management system – Requirements. The national member body of International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in the United Kingdom (BSI) has proposed this project to ISO.

The Standard will specify a set of requirements to enable an organisation to develop and implement a policy and objectives to ensure a robust set of anti-bribery measures are put in place. This Standard will address bribery risks in relation to the organisation's activities, which could include any of the following:

  1. bribery in public, private, and voluntary sectors

  2. bribery by the organisation, or its personnel, or others acting on its behalf or for its benefit

  3. bribery of the organisation, or of its personnel, or others acting on its behalf or for its benefit

  4. direct and indirect bribery (for example, a bribe paid or received through a third party)

  5. bribery within the country in which the organisation is based, and bribery in other countries in which the organisation operates

  6. bribery of any value whether large or small

  7. bribery involving both cash and non-cash advantages.

The intention is that the Standard will address only bribery as defined by the laws of the countries in which an organisation is based and or is operating. It is not intended that it should apply to other criminal offences such as fraud, antitrust, and competition offences, or money laundering. This Standard will apply to all organisations, regardless of type, size, and nature of business, and whether in the public, private, or voluntary sectors.

    → Standards New Zealand is consulting with key stakeholders in this area to determine New Zealand's response. To receive a copy of the proposal, for more information, or to submit comments including support for or opposition to the proposal, please email Comments received will be used to form a New Zealand position on this proposal. Please provide your comments by 18 January 2013.

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