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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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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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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 currently comply with expectations. When the l...

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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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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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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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What is the role of a responsible sourcing policy?

Kumi found that surprisingly few RMI members have responsible sourcing policies that are aligned with established industry good practice standards.

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