BS 10500 is designed to help organisations to prove to both internal and external stakeholders that they have robust anti-bribery practices in place and that they are being implemented adequately.
The UK Bribery Act 2010, which became law in July 2011, introduced anti-corruption laws including a new offence of “failure of a commercial organisation to prevent bribery”. This led to a surge of interest in systems and standards that could act as a defence for those at risk, resulting in BS 10500 (released Nov 2011).
Benefits of BS 10500
- Minimising risks - manage any risks your organisation may face by identifying them earlier
- Best practice - continually manage and improve your anti-bribery practices
- Stakeholder confidence - demonstrate compliance to the anti-bribery legislation and provide peace of mind to stakeholders and customers
- Competitor advantage - we expect evidence of anti-bribery procedures to become a requirement in many Invitation To Tender requests
Why choose LRQA for BS 10500?
- LRQA has been at the forefront of standards development and certification for over 25 years.
- Our Business Assurance approach means that you get more than an assessment. We work with you to help your management system grow.
Proven track record
- We have high profile clients in sectors including defence, nuclear, justice, telecommunications, and public sectors.
What is BS 10500 certification?
BS 10500 has received a powerful declaration of support with official endorsement from the World Federation of Engineering Organisations (representing 15,000,000 engineers in national engineering organisations worldwide).
We expect proven anti-bribery procedures to become a requirement in many Invitation To Tender processes in future, much as they are now for Quality, Health & Safety and Environment. Most responsible organisations would wish to show this anyway and this is exactly what a BS 10500-certificated ABMS provides.
The specification is appropriate for use by the private, public and voluntary sectors. It is applicable to all organisations, particularly those in the construction, engineering, defence, mining and utilities sectors.