No organization is immune to bribery. Therefore, implementing the ISO 37001:2016 Anti-Bribery Management System (ABMS) in company activities is one of the best first steps to address this risk.
The tone from the top adds to the legitimacy of this policy. However, that alone is not enough.
In order for standards to be implemented effectively, companies need to consistently promote these standards to relevant parties — employees, third parties such as vendors/suppliers and its supply chain, and consumers/clients.