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CRI® Due Diligence on potential business partners when adding a new vendor or hiring a new employee is vital to confirm the legitimacy and reduce the risks associated with such professional relationships. Global integrity DueDiligence360TM investigations provide your business with the critical information it needs in making sound decisions regarding mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships, and the selection of vendors, suppliers, and employees.
It will ensure that working with a potential trade partner will ultimately achieve your organisation’s strategic and financial goals. At CRI® we provide due diligence services where ever you are.
Due diligence is understood as the reasonable steps taken to satisfy legal requirements in the conduct of business relations. That allows you to reduce risks – including risks arising from the FCPA (Foreign Corrupt Practices Act) and the UKBA (UK Bribery Act), to make informed decisions and to pursue takeovers or mergers with more confidence. Unlike other kinds of control (audits, market analysis, etc.), it must be completely independent and thereby rely as little as possible upon information provided by the researched subject. The other important difference lies in the methodology: commercial or financial due diligence analyses available information, investigative type provides reliable and pertinent, but raw, information.
At CRI® Group, we specialise in Integrity Due Diligence services, working as trusted partners to businesses and institutions across the world. Our people work with energy, insight and care to ensure we provide a positive experience to everyone involved – clients, reference providers and candidates. CRI® unique identity and vision evolved from our fundamental desire to support our clients and their candidates. Safeguard your business and its integrity with DueDiligence360™.
Our DueDiligence360™ expose vulnerabilities and threats that can cause serious damage to your organisation and can significantly reduce business. CRI® is trusted by the world’s largest corporations and consultancies – outsource your due diligence to an experienced provider and you will only ever have to look forward, never back.
Use our DueDiligence360TM reports to help you comply with anti-money laundering, anti-bribery, and anti-corruption regulations or ahead of a merger, acquisition, or joint venture. You can also use them for third-party risk assessment, onboarding decision-making, and identifying beneficial ownership structures.
Identify key risk issues clearly and concisely using accurate information in a well-structured and transparent report format. Our comprehensive range of reports includes specialised reports that support specific compliance requirements.
Protect your reputation and the risk of financial damage and regulator action using our detailed reports. They enhance your knowledge and understanding of the customer, supplier, and third-party risk, helping you avoid those involved with financial crime.
CRI® investigators employ a proven, multi-faceted research approach that involves a global array of databases, courts and public record searches, local contacts, industry and media resources, and in-depth web-based research. Our resources include:
Clients who partner with us benefit from our:
- Expertise: CRI® has one of the largest, most experienced and best-trained integrity due diligence teams globally.
- Global scope: Our multi-lingual teams have conducted assignments on thousands of subjects in over 80 countries, and we’re committed to maintaining and constantly evolving our global network.
- Flexibility: Our DueDiligence360TM service is flexible and can apply different levels of scrutiny to the subjects of our assignments, according to client needs and the nature of the project.
At CRI® Group, we specialise in Integrity Due Diligence services, working as trusted partners to businesses and institutions worldwide. Our people work with energy, insight and care to ensure we provide a positive experience to everyone involved – clients, reference providers and candidates.
CRI® Group’s unique identity and vision evolved from our fundamental desire to support our clients and their candidates. Safeguard your business and its integrity with DueDiligence360™.
Our DueDiligence360™ expose vulnerabilities and threats that can cause serious damage to your organisation and can significantly reduce business. The world’s largest corporations trust CRI® and consultancies – outsource your due diligence to an experienced provider and you will only ever have to look forward, never back.
EU Parliament has presented mandates for EU businesses – under penalties of law – to carry out due diligence to identify, address and remedy their impact on human rights (including social, trade union, and labor rights), the environment (contributing to climate change or deforestation), and good governance (such as corruption and bribery) throughout their value chain.
What do you know about the integrity of the party and their way of doing business?
Does or did this party adhere to (inter)national regulations on anti-corruption and anti-bribery? Is it possible that there is a liability risk? Looking for a risk management solution for your business? Check out our brochure, covering all risk management powered by CRI® Group.
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