Corporate compliance has increasingly become more relevant in business strategies of companies in all economic sectors, allowing them to establish a set of procedures and good practices to identify the operational and legal risks they face. It also helps establish internal mechanisms for prevention, management, control and reaction against those risks.

Risks may arise if the evaluation of compliance systems is not carried out in accordance with the requirements established by regulation or is performed with a low level of quality, considering the fast evolution of international legislation, the sanctions toughening and the increasing relevance gained by preventive compliance actions in organisations. This can also lead to companies losing capital or the imposition of large fines.

For a compliance model to provide the level of trust it requires, it is essential that the bodies assessing it have been evaluated by an independent third party, to whom they have demonstrated their competence, impartiality and resources to perform its activity with the necessary rigour.

Accredited services

Some examples of accredited services that deliver confidence in crime prevention are accredited certification of both criminal compliance management systems according to UNE 19601 and anti-bribery management systems according to UNE-EN ISO 37001 and accreditation of bodies examining the prevention of money laundering and terrorism financing, among others.

Benefits of accreditation

+ Product and service safety
+ Legal security
+ Prestige
+ Savings and efficiency
+ Markets
+ Access to public procurement