Guatemala approves international standards ISO37001 and ISO17021-9 in a further effort towards anti-corruption

Guatemala approves international standards ISO37001[1]   (Anti-bribery management systems ) and ISO 17021-9[2]  (requirements for auditing and certification).    Both norms were approved today (May 12, 2017) by theNational Counsel forStandards,  a mixed body.   The norms will be officially published next week.  Jose E. Quiñones, on behalf of the anti-bribery working committee,  officially presented the norms to the Counsel and stressed the critical impact on an issue of national interest such as anti-corruption.  The National Counsel provided very positive feedback and highlighted the high hopes that these standards will be put to good use in a short time.

[1]  Anti-bribery management systems.   specifies requirements and provides guidance for establishing, implementing, maintaining, reviewing and improving an anti-bribery management system.

[2] Conformity assessment -- Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems -- Part 9: Competence requirements for auditing and certification of anti-bribery management systems