To Certify or Not to Certify: Considerations for Whether to Certify Compliance With the Anti-Bribery Standard ISO 37001

Considerable interest surrounds the International Organization for Standardization’s Anti-Bribery Standard, referred to as ISO 37001 and published in October 2016. However, it is important for businesses to be mindful of the distinction between an exacting technical standard for a product and the broad, principle-based nature of the Anti-Bribery Standard. In a guest article, Ryan Rohlfsen, a partner at Ropes & Gray, and associates Kia Grant and Molly Gachignard, discuss how companies should weigh the costs and benefits of choosing to certify under ISO 37001. See “Developing Key Performance Indicators and Tracking Metrics Using ISO 37001 (Part One of Two)” (Nov. 9, 2016); Part Two (Nov. 23, 2016).

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