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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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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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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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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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Dashboards and data: selecting the right tools for supply chain due diligence

For many businesses, the proposed European Union’s Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Direct (CS3D) looks daunting. With legislation like the German Supply Chain Act (LkSG) already requiring companies to map and identify risks from al...

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Responsible Sourcing Programmes: overcoming common challenges

As the regulatory landscape for due diligence grows, we are seeing an increase in companies developing Responsible Sourcing Programmes. James Lewry (Director) and Timothy Perkin (Senior Consultant) summarise some common challenges that we s...

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Responsible Sourcing Diagnostic 

In 2019, Kumi developed the Responsible Sourcing Diagnostic to: The Diagnostic gave companies a clear view of the gaps in their existing processes and the action needed to develop strong responsible sourcing programmes. Since then, our appr...

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