Sustainable procurement

Flagging labour risks for ICT company's audit teams

We worked closely with the auditing team of a global ICT company to provide labour rights data and insights to improve the depth and quality of its supplier audits.

  • Challenge

    Audits provide only a snapshot of the situation because of their limits in both time and geographic scope. Ensuring that audits capture potential and real labour and human rights violations and work towards solutions is therefore a challenge.

  • Solution

    We developed a series of digestible briefing documents containing key takeaways and data analytics to help auditors quickly understand key risk indicators and issues to look out for when conducting supplier site audits.

  • Outcome

    The auditors were able to hit the ground running, knowing what questions to ask and what to look out for in each of the geographic locations and industries they were auditing, significantly improving the effectiveness and outcomes of their audits.