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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 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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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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Addressing forced labour risks in fashion supply chains

The latest KnowTheChain report highlights an increase in forced labour risks in garment and footwear supply chains. Economic challenges, including poverty and income inequality are creating fertile ground for exploitation as individuals des…

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Kumi reappointed as EU Conflict Minerals Regulation Assessor

Kumi has been reappointed as EU Conflict Minerals Regulation Assessor by the European Commission to evaluate the alignment of supply chain due diligence schemes with the requirements outlined in Regulation (EU) 2017/821, commonly known as t…

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Security Forces and Human Rights: Are clashes inevitable?

A thought-piece by Fiona Hutmacher, Consultant at Kumi who has recently completed her master’s degree in Global Political Economy with distinction. Fiona authored her master’s thesis on the accountability of multinationals in the ex…

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Building effective grievance mechanisms: ten things to consider

The ability for an individual or group to report that they have been harmed by a company’s activities or relationships is a fundamental requirement in any responsible business. And yet, according to the International Labour Organisation (…

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Partnership announcement: Kumi and Gratiya join forces to advance responsible business practices in the Middle East

Kumi is pleased to announce our latest partnership with Gratiya Advisory, a leading, specialist consultancy based in the Middle East. Our new partnership combines Kumi’s specialism in building responsible business practices in global supp…

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Making a difference in mine sites

Mariana Granziera, a Manager at Kumi based in Lima, Peru, speaks about her work. There are some moments in our professional journey that really make us reflect on the purpose of our work. Recently I had one of these. Kumi just completed a p…

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View our webinar on “Grievance Mechanisms: Improving stakeholder engagement and supply chain transparency”

Watch Kumi’s James Lewry and Safecall’s Chancelle Blakey as they discuss the essential role of grievance mechanisms in responsible business conduct in the video below.

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Kumi’s analysis of the five myths of grievance mechanisms

Download Kumi’s analysis of the five myths of grievance mechanisms: Myth #1 – “Our corporate whistleblowing hotline is our grievance mechanism…” Myth #2 – “Everything must be fine because no one has raised a grievanc…

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