ABMS to Curb Corruption in Indonesia
Corruption is the most common occupational fraud scheme in government organizations, according to the latest ACFE Report to the Nations 2020, Asia Pacific edition. In Indonesia, corruption is the most common fraud making up to 69.9% of the total surveyed cases, as well as the costliest, according to the 2019 Indonesian Fraud Survey report published by ACFE Indonesia.
ABMS as a tool
Under the Anti-Corruption Law of Indonesia, corruption includes bribery. According to Corruption Eradication Commission’s (KPK) data from 2004 to 2019, bribery was the most cases handled by KPK at 66%, or as many as 683 cases.
The staggering rate of corruption in Indonesia has been a constant problem faced by the government. Myriad efforts have been made to eradicate corruption for years from enacting the Anti-Corruption Law to the establishment of KPK. Early last year, the Minister of state-owned companies (BUMN), Erick Thohir, issued Circular No.S-35 / MBU / 01/2020 containing instructions for BUMN Directors to comply with ISO 37001:2016 Anti-Bribery Management System (ABMS) in the companies they lead. As of August last year, more than 53% of the total number of state-owned companies had adopted the ISO, according to Daily Investor (2020).
ISO 37001:2016, also known as the Anti-Bribery Management System (ABMS), was created to establish a corporate framework to prevent, detect and respond to bribery, which is often the root cause of corruption cases. It can be implemented by any organization, large or small, whether it is in the public, private or voluntary sector, and in any country. It is a flexible tool.
Training and consultation
Integrity Indonesia is one of the few companies in Indonesia that is certified with ISO 37001:2016 Anti-Bribery Management System. As a certified company, Integrity Indonesia is your preferred consultant for setting up and implementing ABMS.
ABMS implementation and certification could be extremely time-consuming, confusing and expensive for your organization. In order to follow the process efficiently and successfully obtain the certification, your company needs the relevant training and consultation.
We will follow the four stages of Plan / Do / Check / Act methodologies to help you set up and implement the ABMS system. Contact us for detailed information on how ABMS Solutions can help you.