Consumer & Retail

Sustainable procurement and operational risk

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A 360° perspective of your global risk exposure is not an easy thing to achieve. From the farm, to strategic suppliers and contract manufacturers, and into your own factories and operations, there are hundreds of touchpoints where a global business is exposed to external risk factors beyond its control. Systematically mapping risk at all tiers of the supply chain can ensure you mitigate the chances of reputational damage and reduce the potential for disruptions. Advances in the collection, manipulation and processing of data also means companies can now anticipate red flag issues in the supply chain before sourcing decisions are made.

We help companies harness the power of data to reveal their unique global risk footprint and uncover hidden risks within sustainable procurement programmes. Whether it’s at a country, asset, supplier or commodity level, we blend our risk analytics with third-party data on country, self-assessments, audit performance and surveys. This enables our clients to pinpoint and predict direct risks to their business; streamline the supplier selection process; and make more effective procurement decisions.

Our solutions

  • Our data

    Benchmark your locations and investments against our portfolio of 150 political, human rights, economic and environmental risk indices

  • Sustainable procurement

    Gain an instant data-driven picture of the inherent risk within each global supplier and the commodities you source

  • Country risk analysis

    Identify, track and anticipate risks to your assets, people and brand through expert country, issue and sector insights

  • Human rights due diligence

    Identify, understand and prioritise key human rights risks across your business, using world-leading data and expert consulting

  • Disruption risk

    Mitigate the next disruptive event before it happens by screening global locations for security, regulatory, environmental and health risk exposures

  • Compliance

    Increase the accuracy and credibility of your sustainability reporting and risk assessments using industry-leading risk analytics

  • Advisory

    Our team of experienced consultants work with clients to proactively get in front, and stay ahead, of the full range of risks