Why is it important to have an anti-bribery assurance program?

Many organisations, large and small, across a diverse range of industry sectors and jurisdictions are required to develop an anti-bribery program to identify, mitigate and manage bribery and corruption risks, when doing business in increasingly complex and global market places.

However, simply having an anti-bribery program is not enough – their effectiveness must be continually monitored to identify gaps and address areas of vulnerability.

Organisations are increasingly expected by internal and external stakeholders, to be completely transparent in their efforts to counter bribery and corruption and performing independent assurance as to the effectiveness of these efforts lends credibility that organisations are doing everything they can to avoid becoming implicated in corruption scandals.

The Anti-Bribery Healthcheck provides a standardised process for performing compliance assurance on the core requirements of the anti-bribery program to assist organisations in designing, implementing and maintaining robust policies, procedures, systems and controls to reduce these risks and build strong lasting relationships among employees, customers, business partners and other stakeholders.

What is the Anti-Bribery Healthcheck?

Increasingly, anti-bribery legislation requires organisations to implement anti-bribery programs that must be independently audited by a suitably qualified expert at regular intervals to ensure ongoing compliance.

To assist organisations in complying with this requirement, our subject matter experts have developed the world’s first software-as-a-service Anti-Bribery Healthcheck Tool (which can also be deployed behind your organisations firewall), which can be used to track compliance against the core anti-bribery regulatory obligations, as well as, tracking and managing actions, issues and risks, with real-time dashboards to provide highly effective compliance monitoring and assurance oversight.

The control objectives are organised according to the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) Framework and are aligned to the provisions of the Business Principles for Countering Bribery and the Partnering Against Corruption Principles for Countering Bribery (PACI Principles) and also utilises other industry best practice guidance including, the International Standard on Assurance Engagements (ISAE) 3000 and the assurance framework for corporate anti-bribery programmes issued by Transparency International.

The Anti-Bribery Healthcheck can either be used informally as a self-assessment, prior to the appointment of external auditors or can be used by seasoned  practitioners in performing independent assurance testing by assessing the compliance status against, hundreds of control procedures linked to the control objectives.

Key Features

Designed by ABC SMEs

Designed by anti-bribery and corruption subject matter experts with years of knowledge and practical experience running financial crime compliance programs, across a diverse range of industry sectors. Access this expertise at a fraction of the cost of employing expensive consultants.Learn More

Industry Best Practice

Leverages expert frameworks and guidance including the COSO framework, the ISAE 3000 standards for assurance engagements and ABC expertise from Transparency International and the PACI Principles, which ensures complete coverage of control objectives and control procedures.Learn More

Peace of Mind

Provides and in-depth compliance assurance on the veracity of the anti-bribery program, providing Board and Senior Executives with the comfort that the bribery and corruption risks are being managed effectively. Build trust by providing transparency on the assurance review outcomes.Learn More

Assess Compliance

Allows organisations to assess the compliance status against a diverse range of control objectives and recommended control procedures and easily identify areas of partial or non-compliance.  Create and retain snapshots of assurance reviews in the audit history.Learn More

Track Items

Add and edit items (e.g. actions, risks and issues) against any compliance requirement, assign items to groups, divisions, teams or individuals, utilising email notifications and track these real-time via the open and aged item dashboard reports.Learn More

Attach Evidence

Easily attach documents, for example, policies, procedures, meeting minutes or training records to provide supporting documentary evidence to justify the compliance status.Learn More

Anti-Bribery Healthcheck – Solution Overview

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Why choose the Anti-Bribery Healthcheck?

  • Designed by anti-bribery subject matter experts
  • Leverages industry best practice guidance, frameworks and methodologies
  • Allows compliance tracking against Anti-Bribery Program requirements
  • Identify control weaknesses and document action plans to address
  • Add and track actions against all components of the anti-bribery program
  • Open and aged item dashboards provides real-time operational reports
  • Attach supporting evidence against any component of the ABC Program
  • Full audit trail including PDF snapshot reports
  • Demonstrate effective Board and Senior Management oversight
  • Cost effective way of managing anti-bribery compliance

A message from our CEO

We have designed the Anti-Bribery Healthcheck Tool to assist anyone accountable for identifying, managing and mitigating anti-bribery compliance risks to be able to perform a candid assessment of the organisations compliance status against specific elements of the Anti-Bribery Program requirements, so gaps and vulnerabilities can be easily identified and addressed.  We incorporated the open and aged item dashboards into the tool to provide real-time analytics on the status of actions, issues and risks, so that these can be effectively managed and help avoid any unwelcome surprises!
Mr. Anthony Quinn, CEO, Financial Crimes Consulting