Do your suppliers meet the expectations of your integrity & compliance programme?Tell me more
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Corruption & bribery
The United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the United Kingdom Bribery Act and many other laws around the world oblige companies to take steps to ensure their suppliers are not engaged in corrupt
Illegal animal testing
Many companies have a policy of not engaging in animal testing and ensure that their suppliers have similar standards. The risks of animal testing are normally managed through...
One of the biggest opportunities for risk is the potential for excessive emissions and waste produced by the supply chain.
Companies and their supply chains now play a role in ensuring that they also protect the social, economic and other requirements that will allow them to support future generations.
Without first developing an approach to understand the regulations that apply to the business and individual products, companies run the risk of significant wasted effort for both resources and...
To protect ourselves from hazardous chemicals, they have to be handled in a suitable way so that exposure can be reduced to an acceptable level – or they need to be replaced by safer alternatives.
Understanding where potential exposure to supply interruption and the development of continuity plans can save companies from revenue loss and/or brand erosion.
Data security breaches
As many suppliers these days involve technology solutions - many of which are hosted solutions - there is a need to ensure that your suppliers take extra precautions.
Intellectual property infringement
In many situations, your company will be sharing such intellectual property with your suppliers. Therefore, your suppliers need to take precautions to protect your intellectual property.
Personal information mishandling
The risks of protecting personally-identifiable information are normally managed through...
The risks of irresponsible marketing are normally managed through...
Materials labelling and handling
Your supplier’s operations require the use and handling of hazardous properties that are of concern for human health and the environment.
Modern-day slavery refers to a range of actions, including bonded, forced migrant and child labour as well as human trafficking. Countries that have enacted rights to protect individuals include...
It is expected that large companies will ensure that their suppliers' workers are protected, receive a fair working environment, work according to local and best practices, and are paid appropriately.
A supplier diversity programme aims to proactively identify, build relationships with, and purchase goods and services from certified small businesses as well as enterprises owned by minorities.
Anti-competitive behaviour is typically banned by various governments under trade practices, competition laws or antitrust legislation.
The risks of engaging a supplier with strong political affiliations are normally managed through...
These laws place an onus on you to ensure that your suppliers are not engaging with sanctioned companies, individuals or countries.
Health & safety
Health & safety risks are at the forefront of every company. If suppliers are providing you with services or products that may be unsafe they can make your company and customers liable.
Fraud, money laundering, and financial irregularities