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We develop practical solutions for challenging problems and leverage the power of business as a force for good.

Our focus is on helping companies operating within or sourcing from global supply chains to implement responsible business practices. This is about actions, not box-ticking. Clear-sighted analysis of risks. Management controls that work in the real world and deliver results. Transparency that builds trust and inspires confidence.

Our technical excellence and approach to quality is second to none. It’s why Kumi has been commissioned to shape government policies and industry frameworks for supply chain due diligence and responsible sourcing. It’s why leading global companies retain us as their trusted advisors.

Our partners

We partner with carefully selected and trusted technology providers
to extend the scope of services we can offer our clients.

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A proven technology platform using blockchain to provide traceability in complex supply chains.

A highly flexible and dynamic solution for the management of supply chain data.

Life at Kumi

We aim to create a workplace where everyone is truly valued and supported to reach their full potential.

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The founder’s vision

For much of the 1980s my family lived in Kumi District, in eastern Uganda. The formative years of my childhood were therefore spent immersed in rural Ugandan life where, through a child’s eyes, I experienced first-hand the wonderful generosity of the local community and the trials and tribulations of day-to-day life. The experience also gave me a real passion for the natural environment and for community development.

It also sowed the seeds for a conviction in the power of business to help tackle poverty and drive sustainable socio-economic development in the world’s poorest countries. This conviction has guided my career as a sustainability professional and ultimately is why I founded Kumi.

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We support others working to make things right. Kumi is proud to support the Congo Children Trust, a charity working with children living on the streets in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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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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