BSI standard promises protection against bribery liability


BSI, the UK national standards authority, has produced an anti-bribery standard, BS 10500, which it says will help UK companies meet the Bribery Act's requirements for adequate anti-bribery precautions.

Section 7 of the Bribery Act, which became law in 2010, includes an offence of "failure to prevent bribery" for companies and their directors and employees, with a possible defence being that, although a bribe was paid, the company had "adequate procedures" in place to prevent it.


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