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Supply Chain Integrity

Our experts provide risk and advisory services to evaluate the integrity of an organization’s supply chain, including potential exposure to sanctions, disruption, labor issues, human rights violations, regulatory/legal challenges, and political risks.

We provide on-the-ground expertise and comprehensive solutions to enable clients to identify and understand risk exposure and to execute organizational and operational changes needed to identify, minimize, manage, and resolve supply chain issues and vulnerabilities. We leverage our global reach, investigative skills and capabilities, technology, and knowledge to address new and existing ethical, reputational, operational, and legal risks in an organization’s supply chain.

Our Services
  • Anti-Bribery & Corruption / FCPA Investigations and Consulting
  • Development of Codes of Conduct, Human Rights Policies, Statements & Compliance Protocols
  • ESG & SDG Risk & Policy Implementation
  • Establishing Response Mechanisms for Reporting & Grievances
  • Fraud Investigations
  • Human Rights Due Diligence (HRDD)
  • Human Rights Investigations
  • Internal & External Awareness Programs Development, Education & Training
  • Labor Practice Investigations
  • Market Entry Analysis & Supply Chain Diversification
  • NGO – Response & Engagement Strategies
  • Political Risk Analysis
  • Regulatory Environment Risk Mapping & Compliance Consulting
  • Social Audits
  • Social Risk Mapping
  • Stakeholder Mapping & Engagement
  • Supply Chain Due Diligence
  • Whistleblowing Investigations
Supplier Management

Our experts help clients assess and manage their supply chains with programs including:

  • Supplier Positioning: Identify the value, risk, and opportunity to optimize a client's supply chain.
  • Supplier Qualification: Develop and implement programs to ensure the capabilities of the potential suppliers from a technical, financial, safety, and quality perspective.
  • Supplier Performance Management: Align contracts with suppliers to the goals of our client's organization. This process includes measuring performance and addressing gaps.
Risk Mapping & Assessment

We assist organizations to map supply chains risk related to the regulatory and political landscape, the reputation and status of operations, and responsibilities to environmental and social impact risk. Our experts help organizations identify and risk map suppliers at all levels to enable an informed approach to supplier procurement, engagement, and tangible implementation of due diligence processes, with a focus on stakeholder impact.

Human Rights Due Diligence (HRDD) & Investigations

Our team supports in developing and implementing Human Rights Due Diligence frameworks and processes to enable organizations to demonstrate a proactive approach to identification and assessment of possible human rights issues across their value chain, ranging from child labor, poor wages, lack of educational opportunities, and debt bondage to harassment, diversity, and the standard of employee relations.

We offer a range of solutions focused on providing a realistic and manageable risk-based approach to the conduct of both discreet and overt due diligence to understand reputation in the community; operations; hiring practices; and regulatory, legal, environmental, and social compliance. As part of our approach, we can perform compliance audits of supplier sites that evaluate working conditions and human rights risks through observation, document review and the conduct of worker interviews.

Our reports assist in identification of issues and recommendations as to how to address and remedy them.

Remediation & Mitigation

Our experts establish response mechanisms for reporting and grievance processes. We provide internal and external training, awareness, and education and response programs. We offer advisory services on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) and sustainable development goals (SDG) issues including M&A, reporting, verification, and evaluation.

We help companies understand where they can and need to make changes by identifying options for sustainability-related initiatives at the local and international level.

Political & Sanctions Risk

Our team analyzes the varied political risks facing a company’s supply chain, including confiscation, expropriation, import/export concerns, and nationalization of a supplier or raw material. Our experts help clients identify risks involving political violence or war, terrorism, cyber-attacks, and disruptions caused by external factors. We also examine risks that are contractual in nature, such as breach of contract, contract repudiation, and force majeure. We investigate the backgrounds of supply chain links and business partners for state, military, and political affiliations.

Our team assists clients in ensuring their supply chain meets legal and regulatory mandates surrounding sanctions. Our services include training design and delivery, enhanced due diligence support, global sanctions enterprise risk assessment and modeling, and sanctions compliance data rationalization and enhancement. Our experts provide global sanctions compliance services that are both proactive and in response to specific incidents.

Stakeholder Engagement

We advise clients on corporate commitment and responsibility for human rights throughout the value chain. We provide stakeholder mapping and create engagement strategies. Our professionals develop supply chain scorecards and support response and engagement with NGOs and their initiatives. We help clients establish outreach to the local communities, industry peer groups, and local government agencies.

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