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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.

Our Services


Risk and Performance


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

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Effective and Compliant Systems


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

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Capability and Impact


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

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Our work

“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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CS3D – are you ready?

Within the next two years, the EU Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CS3D) will become law in the EU. If our experience at Kumi shows anything, it’s that most companies do not current comply with expectations.  When the la…

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Responsible business and migrant workers series: closing the gap between policies and actions [Part 2]

Jean-Baptiste Collovray is a Senior Consultant at Kumi specialising in responsible business practices in the electronics industry. This is the second blog in his three-part series about migrant workers. Part two: are audits and grievance me…

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Responsible business and migrant workers series: closing the gap between policies and actions [Part 1]

On Sunday 30 July, the United Nations marked World Day against Trafficking in Persons. The annual event aims to raise awareness…

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We have work to do: paradoxes in responsible sourcing

This article by Andrew Britton (CEO of Kumi) and James Nicholson (Head of Corporate Responsibility at Trafigura) was originally featured in the LME’s July edition of the Sustainability Spotlight newsletter. The need for the responsible so…

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Reflections from the RBA European conference

The Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) held its annual European conference in Brussels on 23-24 May 2023. Our Senior Consultant, Jean-Baptiste Collovray, shares his insights from his time there. Many discussions at the event revolved aroun…

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Reflections from our team on the OECD Minerals Forum 2023

After three years, the OECD’s annual Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains was finally held again physically in Paris on April 24-28. Kumi attended the Forum meeting old and new friends, reconfirming how important personal relationsh…

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Reflections from the OECD Garment Forum: fashion needs to learn from the minerals sector

Our Manager, Luke Smitham, reflects on the garment sector after attending the OECD Forum on Due Diligence in the Garment and Footwear Sector in February 2023.

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Reflections on the Know The Chain ICT 2022 benchmark

ICT companies’ resources aren’t being adequately allocated to supply chain due diligence and managing human rights issues.

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After Qatar 2022: strengthening human rights due diligence

The 2022 World Cup emphasises the importance of responsible sourcing management systems to eliminate labour rights abuses of migrant workers.

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