QUEBEC, Nov. 7, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Christian Levesque, president of LEVESQUE Strategies & Public Affairs, has been appointed President of the Canadian committee on organizational governance by the Standards Council of Canada. This committee will help develop ISO's Organizational Governance Standard (ISO/TC309). Mr. Levesque will act as head of the Canadian delegation during the committee's first international meeting, which will be held in London, England, from November 9-11, 2016. « Ethics and good governance are extremely important principles that have always been at the heart of our concerns. Therefore, I am very pleased to be involved in the development of this standard, for it will contribute to good corporate and organizational governance all over the world», has declared Mr. Levesque. This committee will hold its meetings during the next five years in order to adopt good governance standards and also to deal with related issues such as ethics and corruption. Stakeholders with different backgrounds all across Canada will help improve this international standard in order to meet the specific needs of Canadian businesses. Any company or organization that would like to work with our committee are invited to contact Mr. Levesque. ISO 37001: Anti-Bribery Management Systems The appointment of Mr. Levesque follows his involvement as president and head of the Canadian delegation for the development of the ISO 37001 standard. This standard helps organizations deal with bribery related issues. Published last month, this standard is the result of many international meetings which were held in London, Madrid, Paris, Miami, Mexico City and Kuala Lumpur during the last three years. ISO 37001 specifies requirements and provides guidance for establishing, implementing, maintaining, reviewing and improving an anti-bribery management system. This standard is based on the best international anti-bribery practices. The requirements of ISO 37001 are generic and are intended to be applicable to all organizations, regardless of type, size and nature of activity, and whether in the public, private or not-for-profit sectors.