Anti-Corruption Certification

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Tools for certification - 20 March 2018

Get ready for certification

ETHIC Intelligence tools help compliance officers ensure that their compliance program meets certification requirements

An interactive meeting with an ETHIC Intelligence expert which helps organizations:

  • identify their specific corruption risk
  • benchmark their compliance program according to their risk


A paper audit organized within the compliance department which helps organizations:

  • Examine the organization’s documented information
  • Assess its level of readiness for certification, prior to launching an in-situ audit at the operational level

A downloadable ETHIC Intelligence corruption risk- mapping handbook which uses the ETHIC Intelligence methodology to help organizations:

  • Fill-in a self-evaluation of their corruption risk

An interactive meeting which:

  • Walks organizations through the ISO 37001 standard step by step
  • Benchmarks the organization’s management system
  • Identifies potential gaps to be filled before certification

Tools for certification - 20 March 2018

Building consensus on ISO 37001 requirements

As a management system standard, ISO 37001 requires that different parts of an organization be involved in designing, implementing, reviewing and improving the anti-bribery system; compliance but also operations, human resources, procurement, communications, legal, audit and finance all have a role to play, in one way or another.

Through an in-situ or a remote seminar, an ETHIC Intelligence senior expert explains the standard, requirement by requirement, and invites participants to determine their specific responsibility and what is expected of them.

The Gap Analysis allows rapid identification of what has already been implemented by the organization and of what might still be needed for a successful certification.

The ETHIC Intelligence Gap Analysis is recommended for organizations who believe they might be ready for certification, yet want to verify, prior to the certification audit, that nothing important has been omitted.

The Gap Analysis tool offers a very efficient, cost-effective road map.


The seminar necessitates the participation of all branches’ representatives involved in the anti-bribery management system as indicated above.

Two ETHIC Intelligence experts participate in the seminar: one details the requirements and leads the discussion; the second one completes the ETHIC Intelligence Gap Analysis e-Tool.

Each participant has the ETHIC Intelligence Gap Analysis Handbook on which he can write what is expected of him for each requirement.

At the end of the seminar, ETHIC Intelligence presents the results of the Gap Analysis.
(see an example of a Gap Analysis output)


The Gap Analysis can be held during a one day in-situ seminar.

To accommodate people with remote subsidiaries or operations, the seminar can also be held via Webex.

Presentation of the results

At the end of the Gap Analysis Seminar, the percentage of deployment is automatically transformed into a graphic indicating the level of achievement of the anti-bribery management system.

Capture gap analysis


Tools for certification - 20 March 2018

Preparing for a successful certification

ETHIC Intelligence is committed to ensuring that its Certification Audits are the least disruptive possible for the organization and that any certification process launched has reasonable chances of success.
A mock audit is a document audit carried out at the headquarters, in the compliance department.
It aims at reviewing the documented information requested by ISO 37001.


The audit is carried out both through remote document review and/or through in-situ evaluation in conjunction with the compliance team.
The mock audit report does not make any recommendations on the content of the Anti-Bribery Management System. Rather it assesses whether the documented information analyzed indicates the achievability of successful certification and points out any potential shortcomings. 


The Mock audit's duration is adapted to the size and complexity of the organization.
As it is partly or entirely executed remotely, the mock audit is not excessively disruptive for the organization.
If the organization requests a certification audit within the 12-months following the mock audit, part of the number of days allocated to the mock audit might be deducted to the number of days estimated for the certification audit.

(See table of days needed per step of the audit process depending on the size of the organization)

NB: Some of the mock audit’s fees can be subtracted from the certification audit fees

Tools for certification - 20 March 2018

Building consensus on corruption risks and compliance needs

To ensure a common understanding of corruption risks among management, whether within a company or within a subsidiary, ETHIC Intelligence has designed an interactive tool that allows for efficient consensus building with executives.

Through an in-situ or a Webex seminar, an ETHIC Intelligence senior expert details, through examples and case law, the 17 corruption risks constituting the ETHIC Intelligence Risk Mapping.

For each risk, the expert leads a discussion among the executives; this discussion’s aim is to reach an agreement on whether the risk is non-existent, low, medium or high.

For every risk the expert then leads a second debate to assess whether the necessary compliance tools exist and if so, whether they are adequate.


To be efficient, the seminar requires that the main executive representatives of the company’s activity be present: business development, finance, legal, audit, human resources…

The seminar is supported by an ETHIC Intelligence presentation and each participant is given the ETHIC Intelligence Risk Assessment and Compliance Benchmarking document, on which he can take notes.

A participant is given the digital version of the handbook, enabling him to document the company’s risk assessment and detail the identified compliance needs.

The seminar can start, if desired, with an ETHIC Intelligence presentation on recent trends in anti-corruption legislation and case law.


The seminar is usually held over one day as an in-situ seminar.

To accommodate people with remote subsidiaries or operations, the seminar can also be held via Webex.

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