Feedback questionnaire on bribery used as performance indicators for hospitals in Romania

The bribery report was created by Anti-Bribery Synergy based on the results of a survey done by the Romanian Health Ministry aiming to monitor the operational performances and to prevent bribery in public hospitals. The survey is publicly available at The report is based on answers within a feedback questionnaire provided by patients treated at 352 hospitals […]

Eurasian bribery cases

To bribe a president’s family member and not a public official in a specific public sector in Uzbekistan might not mean corrupt practices according to a Swedish District Court Read more about these bribery allegations … click here Public officials in Turkmenistan being accused of bribery and corruption in their management duties of supervision in important sectors of […]

ISO 37001 certification: 4 Ways it can help your Organization

ISO 37001 is an international standard developed by the ISO to oversee anti-bribery management systems. The objective of the standard was to “establish, implement, maintain and improve anti-bribery compliance programs”. Purpose The standard was developed to address the global concern, especially in the public sector regarding bribery. According to a report by OECD, over $1 trillion are paid […]

Corruption in the Healthcare Sector

The health sector is one of the areas that is particularly vulnerable to corruption, but relatively little is known about this subject. In this context, the Commission (Directorate-General Migration and Home Affairs – DG Home) commissioned Ecorys to conduct an initial study on corruption in the healthcare sector (henceforth: SCH1) in 2012. The objectives of the SCH1 were […]

Corruption scandals around the world

Notebooks discovered with evidence of elaborate bribery involving public officials in Argentina For more information please visit Bribes for environmental clearance in Pune, India. For more information please visit Banking and the “Italian national” indictment For more information please visit Conspiracy to deceive regulators responsible for certifying compliance with emission standards For more information please […]

Steps in achieving ISO 37001 certification

Preparation for certification by the implementation of the ISO 37001 standard requirements Perform a gap analysis to identify existing policies and procedures and assess them against the ISO 37001 Anti-Bribery Management Systems requirements as well as applicable laws and regulations; Determine the certification scope, identify the relevant stakeholders and review their inputs Establish appropriate anti-bribery policies and procedures within […]

The whistleblowing directive

Whistleblowers play an essential role in exposing corruption and other wrongdoing that threatens public health and safety, financial integrity, human rights, the environment and the rule of law. By revealing such misdeeds, whistleblowers have helped save countless lives and billions in public funds. (Source: Transparency International) A new EU-wide directive could have a dramatic impact on the ability […]

Case study: Bribery in the telecommunications sector

U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION (S.E.C.) CHARGES TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPANIES AND ITS FORMER EXECUTIVES WITH BRIBING OFFICIALS MACEDONIA AND MONTENEGRO Source: What Subsidiaries in Macedonia made illegal payments of approximately $6 million under the guise of bogus consulting and marketing contracts. The company paid approximately $9 million through four sham contracts to funnel money to government officials in Montenegro. Who […]

Tools for ISO 37001 certification: PRINCIPLES FOR ANTI-BRIBERY

No matter how large the organization is, adhering to a set of anti-bribery and anti-corruption principles is needed to put you on a clear path towards achieving the ISO 37001 certification. This set of principles provide a prerequisite for organizations to develop an effective anti-bribery management system. From no-bribes policies to risk assessments and independent assurance, all these […]