Procurement & Sourcing

We work with your procurement and sourcing teams to identify and manage integrity and compliance risks in your supply chain.  

  • Is your supply chain risk management programme just a one-trick pony?

    Is your supply chain risk management programme just a one-trick pony?

    Risk can come from a variety of sources and affect your business in different ways, from regulatory infraction to reputational damage.

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  • 10 things that you can do to make sure your business manages offsets

    10 things that you can do to make sure your business manages offsets

    The main concern with offset agreements is the lack of transparency and the secrecy in their content. Of course, offset arrangements can serve legitimate and beneficial purposes, such as encouraging..

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  • Financial sanctions enforcement: a risk to re-consider?

    Financial sanctions enforcement: a risk to re-consider?

    The recent increase of powers given to HM Treasury, by the Policing and Crime Act 2017, might launch a new era of financial sanctions enforcement within the UK.

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  • Do your suppliers meet the expectations of your integrity & compliance programme?

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  • China has made a major change to the way companies sell drugs and medical devices

    China has made a major change to the way companies sell drugs and medical devices

    The Chinese government has changed the way medical devices and drugs are sold to hospitals, clinics and state-sponsored medical offices.

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  • Pre-acquisition due diligence

    Pre-acquisition due diligence

    A Resource Guide to the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, released by the DOJ and SEC in November 2012, was the first time that many compliance practitioners considered conducting pre-acquisition due

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  • Sapin II: A new era of anti-corruption law in France

    Sapin II: A new era of anti-corruption law in France

    The anti-corruption law known as “Sapin II” was passed in the hopes of bringing French anti-corruption legislation in line with the strictest European and international standards.

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  • Maximising screening across the entire business

    Maximising screening across the entire business

    There has been a trend over the last few years for governments to hand over to large businesses responsibilities for protecting people from modern-day slavery. This push on the part of...

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  • How to manage compliance risks created by intermediaries

    How to manage compliance risks created by intermediaries

    Dealing with intermediaries contains risk, and that risk increases if the intermediaries have no interest, capacity, or resources to formulate their own effective compliance programmes.

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  • Essential screening for vessels used in your supply or distribution chain

    Essential screening for vessels used in your supply or distribution chain

    Standard due diligence on vessels and their related parties may not reveal ties to governments, entities, and individuals that are under sanctions.Therefore, many companies choose to go a step...

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  • It’s time to start thinking twice about your South Korean suppliers

    It’s time to start thinking twice about your South Korean suppliers

    How comfortable would you be hiring a supplier in a country where all of these activities have occurred in just the past few months...

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  • Will Trump roll back FCPA laws and other burning compliance questions

    Will Trump roll back FCPA laws and other burning compliance questions

    Any company with any real focus on ethics, values and compliance would make absolutely no reductions to their compliance programs in light of the new administration.

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  • Webinar: What does the Trump administration mean for compliance?

    Webinar: What does the Trump administration mean for compliance?

    The incoming Trump administration means changes to the way that companies do business around the world and the way that they should operate their compliance programmes.

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  • The days of thinking that suppliers who do unethical or Illegal things can’t hurt you are over

    The days of thinking that suppliers who do unethical or Illegal things can’t hurt you are over

    Companies need to understand and proactively manage their supply chain to avoid reputational damage caused by suppliers who act illegally or unethically.

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  • Podcast: Understanding FAR and DFARS

    Podcast: Understanding FAR and DFARS

    Today's episode is a conversation with Jared Connors and Tom Fox about FAR (Federal Acquisition Regulation) and DFARS (Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement).

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  • Four ways companies can use technology to reduce GTE risks

    Four ways companies can use technology to reduce GTE risks

    How closely do employees follow the gifts, travel and entertainment (GTE) policies of a company? It really depends on the individual employees, the culture of ethics at the company, and the ...

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  • ISO 37001 survey results

    ISO 37001 survey results

    The new standard for anti-bribery management systems helps organisations to follow sound ethical business practices and reduce the risk of financial loss and prosecution.

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  • Companies adopt a wait-and-see approach to ISO 37001

    Companies adopt a wait-and-see approach to ISO 37001

    Although ISO committee members described the new ISO 37001 anti-bribery standards as a turning point for anti-corruption compliance programmes, many organisations appear content to rely on their ...

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  • Utilities compliance demands flexible but focused programmes

    Utilities compliance demands flexible but focused programmes

    The utilities or energy sector is one of the most complex landscapes for compliance teams to operate in because of the nature of the products and services offered. These will often have a direct ...

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  • What to consider when making charitable donations in Asia

    What to consider when making charitable donations in Asia

    Most companies understand the need for, and have developed, robust policies around the approval and tracking of corporate gifts, travel and entertainment. Such policies often: set limits on the ...

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  • Podcast: Using technology to manage your supply chain risks

    Podcast: Using technology to manage your supply chain risks

    Software platforms can provide a lot of efficiencies such as a reduction of time, resources and a more manageable audit trail. Still, software cannot do everything.

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