Bosch, the global supplier of technology and services, is the first company in the UAE to be certified to the new ISO 37001:2016 Anti-bribery Management System standard, by Tasneef-Rina Business Assurance. The certificate was presented to the General Manager and Vice President of Robert Bosch Middle East, Volker Bischoff, and Bosch Middle East Compliance Manager, Sarfraz Ahmed Khan, in the presence of H.E Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansoori, the Minister of Economy of the UAE.
Eng. Rashid Al Hebsi, chief executive of Tasneef, said: “In order to fight corruption, we must join forces among all institutions. We understand the importance of building a safe environment that aims at enhancing the Arab region economy and we try to play this role. We are looking to be one of the world’s leaders in promoting anti-bribery, anti-corruption, transparency and efficiency in corporate management.”
Tasneef-Rina Business Assurance offers certification of management systems and the company reports that significant interest is being shown in its services across the region. It is anticipated that other companies will be gaining compliance, as they realise that ISO 37001:2016 is becoming a prerequisite to doing business in the UAE, together with other standards relating to corporate social responsibility and business continuity. In this context, Tasneef has signed an MOU with the Authority of Securities and Commodities to provide certification and training.