The National Bank of Ukraine has obtained certification of compliance of the established anti-bribery management system with requirements of the international standard ISO 37001:2016.
It has crowned a successful external audit initiated by the NBU in early 2023.
The auditors of PIISIBI IUKREYN LLC (the official representative of MSECB MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS INC.) conducted a certification audit in June-August 2023.
Based on the audit results, the central office of MSECB MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS INC. (Laval, Canada) made a final decision that the NBU's anti-corruption management system operates in line with the requirements of the international standard ISO 37001:2016.
This fact is confirmed by a certificate valid for three years. At the same time, the NBU committed to annually confirm the obtained certification during a supervisory audit.
Obtaining a certificate of compliance with the international standard ISO 37001:2016 is the result of systematic work by the NBU team and evidence of the significant attention the regulator pays to preventing bribery and adhering to the principles of anti-bribery ethics.
It should be added that the analysis of the NBU's anti-bribery management system for compliance with the requirements of the international standard ISO 37001:2016 was initiated by the NBU in 2020 and carried out in 2021 using internal resources. In 2022, NBU employees were individually certified to implement further measures for the regulator to be certified by external auditors in 2023.
The audit certification of the NBU was carried out with support from the USAID Financial Sector Reform (FSR) project.
ISO 37001:2016 Anti-bribery Management Systems – Requirements with Guidance for Use is an international standard that specifies requirements and provides guidance for establishing, implementing, maintaining, reviewing and improving an anti-bribery management system.
ISO 37001:2016 was developed by ISO/TC 309 technical committee based upon the existing guidance from the International Chamber of Commerce, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, Transparency International, and other organizations. ISO 37001:2016 was published for the first time by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) on 15 October 2016 The standard remains valid today.