ESG Due Diligence to cut your Environmental, Social & Governance risks
The CRI® Group’s 3PRM™ (Third-Party Risk Management Program) presents an effective strategy to vet outside partnerships with the ESG Due Diligence program that defines, detects, and improves Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) risks for organisations.
The ESG Due Diligence program is designed to help investors identify areas where companies may be exposed to substantial human rights and environment-related risks and red flags. The program aims to improve the company’s sustainability and ESG rating.
Good governance risk management practices can reduce the likelihood and impact of unintended results from business decisions that could cause potential harm to the organisation, the environment, or society in general.
While traditional due diligence verifies asset ownership and key contractual risks, ESG due diligence requires a much broader analysis of potential risk exposures for the target company, especially when it comes to products, jurisdiction, industry/business sector, type of operations associated with the business, e.g., office, manufacturing/production, warehousing, logistics, etc. This overview also includes performing extensive background checks on decision-makers to uncover questionable precedents and behaviours of key stakeholders.
CRI® Group investigators, researchers, and subject-specific experts assess regulatory compliance implementation to record serious incidents and regulatory breaches regarding the environmental aspects of your organisation. Detailed findings on the nature of any incident, improvements made with corrective actions, the lessons learned, and regulatory action and proceedings against the subject in question (enforcement / prosecution / fine) are prepared and maintained for your records.
Our ESG Consultant will assess the Human Resources practices of the organisation, including (but not limited to) health and safety maturity levels, community involvement depending on the business sector (investments, sponsorships, donations, and type of operations), consumer safety, and product/services regulations, actions taken to ensure the health and safety of consumers, data protection and privacy of the consumers, any previous breaches, complaints, and the improvements and information security management system that have been put into place.
CRI® Group’s ESG Consultant will assess your organisation’s commitment and the responsibilities of senior management on ESG sustainability, policies and procedures, anti-corruption and bribery monitoring, and best practices. What does your company currently do to safeguard against illegal practices? We check for any corporate misgovernance and/or ethics-related employee claims / breaches / enforcement / litigation action relating to issues such as anti-bribery and corruption, cases of unfair labour practices, human rights abuses, and other unethical business practices.
THE BENEFITS OF ESG DUE DILIGENCE AND COMPLIANCE
In a bid to tackle human rights and environmental impacts across global value chains, a new European Union (EU) mandate now places liability on companies unable to assess and mitigate unethical third-party behaviour.
The ESG sustainability directive is being described as a landmark moment for the environment and human rights and comes with costly obligations and penalties that could be imposed on companies, and the civil liability it could entail. This puts an end to the era of voluntary policing, and requires companies operating in the EU to ‘identify, address and remedy their impact on human rights and the environment throughout their global value chains.’
The directive will benefit company investors who want to be assured that climate change, negative environmental impact, human rights, business ethics, and corporate governance are factored into their selections. Organisations of any type or size can benefit greatly from ESG Compliance by practising good governance, starting with highly effective performance, responsible stewardship, and ethical behaviour.
The Practice of Good Governance & Compliance Certification:
- Helps increase organisational effectiveness, ESG sustainability, accountability, and fairness.
- Fortifies systems, methods, and processes to spot red flags and help avoid major incidents.
- Builds a higher level of trust among stakeholders, shareholders, and the public.
- Demonstrates that the organisation is acting with integrity, transparency, and accountability.
- Establishes credibility in the marketplace as the organisation is viewed as making a conscientious investment in responsible management.
- Provides a competitive advantage among potential business partners who perceive a well-governed organisation.
- Mitigates the potential risk of failure within the organisation’s systems.
- Conforms to the internationally recognised and widely advocated regulatory requirements of an effective corporate compliance program.
- Maintains compliance with The European Supply Chain Act, The German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act (SCDDA), The EU Forced Labour Regulation, and other local, regional and international regulatory frameworks.
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German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act (LKSG)
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ESG Due Diligence Outcomes
- Business Operations & Solvency
- Poor Reputation
- Past Allegations of Corruption
- Production, Quality or Delivery Issues
- Conflicts of Interest
- Licensing & Credentialing Issues
- Links to Organized Crime
- Improper Payment Arrangements
- Workforce & Human Rights Issues
- Undisclosed third-party transactions
- Material misrepresentations or commissions
- Unreported financial difficulties
- Criminal or regulatory sanctions
- Undisclosed legal or bankruptcy proceedings
- Politically exposed Persons – PEPs
- Environmental Negative Impact
The Risks Include
- Unsafe working conditions
- Child labour and Forced labour
- Unethical employment
- Environmental degradation
- Violations of freedom of association
Uncover hidden risks with our due diligence service – Maximize your success!
The Corporate Research and Investigations Limited (CRI® Group), is a global provider of Investigative Research, Forensic Accounting, Counter Fraud, and Counter Corruption, Integrity Due Diligence Investigations, and Background Investigations. We specialise in 3PRM™ (Third-Party Risk Management Program) and Background Screening as add-on support to our Corporate Governance and Compliance Solutions.
The CRI® Group is incorporated, licensed, and insured and has the largest operational capabilities in the world. As a leading Compliance and Risk Management company, we are an incorporated entity of respected financial regulatory authorities, specifically the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and Qatar Financial Centre (QFC). The CRI Group safeguards businesses by establishing the legal compliance, financial viability, and integrity levels of outside partners, suppliers, and customers seeking to affiliate with your business.
The CRI® Group maintains strategically located regional offices in UAE, Pakistan, Qatar, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Malaysia, USA, and the United Kingdom with a further well-established and well-connected network of operatives, local agents, and researchers to undertake clients’ investigative research, public record research and human resources inquiries across the regions.
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