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Let’s mae it sustainable

Building responsible business practices in global supply chains

Kumi is a specialist management consultancy. We enable our clients to manage social and environmental risks, improve performance and ultimately create value through responsible business practices.

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Kumi appointed to develop the Due Diligence Guidelines for the EU Battery Regulation

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We deliver due diligence and diagnostics to assess risks, impacts and current status of responsible business practices.

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We build management systems to embed responsible business practices throughout your operations and value chain.

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We support your continuous improvement and work with your stakeholders to create positive impact.

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“Working with Kumi provided us with valuable context and opportunities to broaden our understanding of the complexities surrounding conflict minerals in the semiconductor industry. Our partnership has helped us have more effective conversations with both companies and fellow investors, in a collaborative drive for more transparent supply chains free from social and environmental abuses.”

Christopher McGoldrick, Senior Investment Analyst, Stewart Investors


“Kumi team are pragmatic, logical and no-nonsense. They understand complex supply chains and deliver difficult topics with lucidity and sensitivity. Refreshing to deal with this calibre of consultant, no management speak, deliver what they say they will, on-time and with a smile!”

Emma Tooley, ESG Supply Chain, Emirates Global Aluminium


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“Kumi rightly deserve their reputation as leading experts on the practical application of the OECD Due Diligence Guidelines by companies and policymakers.”

Guus Houttuin, former Senior Trade Advisor to the European External Action Service and former Chair of the OECD Multi-stakeholder Steering Group on responsible minerals


“Kumi’s assessment of our current status against the requirements of the Copper Mark was very helpful in enabling us to understand where we need to prioritise our efforts as we work towards achieving certification against this important standard. The Kumi team were a pleasure to work with.”

Jasmine Abrahams, Vice President, Sustainability, Ivanhoe Mines


“The due diligence Kumi delivered was comprehensive, the findings clearly presented, and the recommendations led to practical risk mitigation measures with our supplier.”

Sergio Marini, Director Ethics and Compliance, LVMH


“Kumi evaluated our responsible sourcing program against the OECD guidelines and provided a clear gap assessment with actionable recommendations on how to improve. They quickly grasped our operational and sustainability context, which made it easy to communicate and work with them.”

Sustainability Unit, OneMed


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“Kumi Consulting developed an assessment framework for the Maturity Assessment Tool of the International RBC Agreement for the Metals Sector that is objective, practicable and of a sound quality. The framework will assist companies in understanding what is expected from them in the OECD Guidelines.”

Independent Secretariat of the International RBC Agreement for the Metals Sector, Social and Economic Council of the Netherlands


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“Trafigura is one of the largest physical commodities trading groups in the world. Kumi has provided Trafigura, as well as its commercial partners, with strategic guidance, technical advice and practical support – often working within challenging environments and always in support of a demanding client.”

James Nicholson, Head of Corporate Responsibility, Trafigura


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“Kumi advised us on how to address non-conformances identified during an RMAP audit, providing very clear guidance on how to update and strengthen our company’s responsible sourcing management system and due diligence processes.”

Jamie Beliño, Compliance Officer, Al Etihad Gold DMCC


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Kumi/Origin partnership

Kumi and software specialist Grouptree partner to create Origin Core, a new approach to responsible supply chain due diligence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 20 May 2024: Kumi, a specialist in responsible business in global supply chains, has partnered with software specialist Grouptree, to create a new solution that combines Kumi’s on-the-ground experience in global supp…

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From code to conduct: practical insights on using technology to build responsible supply chains

Our expert panel, featured James Lewry (Kumi), Timothy Perkin (Kumi) and Bethan Miles (Origin), who dove into the pivotal role that technology plays…

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Kumi appointed to Battery Regulation

Kumi appointed to develop the Due Diligence Guidelines for the EU Battery Regulation

Kumi has been appointed by the European Commission to help implement the due diligence provisions of the EU Battery Regulation. There are two key elements of this project: What is the EU Battery Regulation and what does it cover? The EU Bat…

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Social compliance audits as a risk assessment tool

Social compliance audits as a risk assessment tool

As reported in the Guardian, Human Rights Watch and multiple other reports in the past decade, the widespread use of social audits alone in the Fashion sector cannot address potential and actual adverse impacts, remediate abuses, or mitigat…

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Kumi Newsletter April 2024

This is the first of our new monthly newsletters from Kumi, in which we will share our insights on the latest responsible business developments in sectors such as agriculture, manufacturing, energy, fashion and textiles, investing, mining a…

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Kumi podcasts

Practical ESG presents: An Update on Human Rights Due Diligence Auditing and Technology

Andrew Britton, Kumi’s CEO, was invited by PracticalESG to give a podcast discussing developments in Human Rights Due Diligence (HRDD). The focus on human rights issues and expectations for supply chain due diligence have changed signific…

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Five essential considerations for downstream companies to achieve cost-effective and value-adding site assessments

Five Steps to Improve Your Mine Site Assessments

Carrying out site assessments to identify supply chain risks is a significant investment of both time and resources. To ensure that ‘boots on the ground’ assessments are not only cost-effective but valuable*, it is crucial to approach t…

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Mining and heritage: a zero-sum game?

Since 2003, industry best practice for mining companies looking to operate in heritage areas has been to adopt a precautionary ‘no-go commitment’. However, calls for a blanket moratorium do not reflect the reality of the sector; growing…

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Banning mercury use in ASGM – Is it that simple?

As gold-sourcing companies set stipulations banning the use of mercury from their Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining (ASGM) supply chains, we ask: is that realistic? In this Insight, with a focus on Latin American supply chains, we explo…

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