PESHAWAR: Corporate Research and Investigations LLC “CRI Group” announced today that it has been granted accreditation by the Dubai Accreditation Department (DAC) for the scope of ISO 37001:2016 Anti-Bribery Management System Conformity Assessment Body. The accreditation is the first of its kind awarded to a certification body specializing in global anti-bribery and anti-corruption, risk and compliance standards.
Ms. Amina Ahmed Mohammed, CEO of DAC, offered her congratulations to Corporate Research and Investigations LLC CRI Dubai UAE for becoming the first and only certification body to fulfill the criteria and be accredited by DAC for ISO 37001:2016. She said that DAC has launched an accreditation scheme for anti-bribery management in line with the Dubai government’s approach toward achieving the highest standards and transparency among public.
“It is a special honor to be the very first accredited conformity assessment body in the Middle East, Asia and the UK,” said Zafar I. Anjum, Group CEO of CRI Group, the parent company of Anti-Bribery Anti-Corruption Centre of Excellence. “This accreditation is a testament to the expertise of our global network of audit specialists and the result of 28 years providing high-level risk management and compliance solutions to organizations worldwide seeking to combat the detrimental effects of bribery and corruption “c and private sector organizations.
While ISO 37001:2016 certification does not provide a safe harbor against regulatory enforcement, it is intended to be evidence that a certified company has taken meaningful steps toward effective compliance. Management systems compliance that is certified by an accredited third-party body can possibly help remove any criminal responsibility under certain juridical systems.
In Pakistan KPOGCL is first company that secures this certification. Developing country is facing serious challenges of Bribery and corruption that is biggest hindrance toward their ultimate objectives of progress and development. This certification will help Organization to improve their management system and bring them at par with International management standard of compliances to increase their credibility and win the trust of foreign investor.