Enhanced due diligence for high-risk contexts
Economic crises, conflicts, the pandemic, geopolitical shifts and climate change mean that companies find themselves operating in or sourcing from supply chains with high-risk issues and severe human rights impacts.
Each high-risk context is unique and specific and includes a range of interdependent risk factors. Due diligence in these contexts requires a specialist and tailored approach. We advise clients on enhanced responsible due diligence in these contexts.
We support clients to conduct enhanced due diligence in line with the requirements of OECD due diligence guidance, the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and relevant precedent.
Our services cover:
High-risk country RBC risk assessments
Independent technical in-depth due diligence investigations and assessments to inform ongoing operating and sourcing decisions
Responsible pre-entry and exit from high-risk contexts
Based on OECD due diligence guidance, the UN Guiding Principles, emerging legislative requirements and precedent
Auditing, assessment, prevention, mitigation
and access to remedy for high-risk contexts
Technical advice on implementing each step of the due diligence process in a higher-risk context, tailored to the specific context, partners available and risks
Significant litigation addressing gender-based violence and harassment (GBVH) in overseas ... read more
Alleged use of prison labour in Cambodia in the manufacture of garment and textile goods meant for export to US
Following an inter-agency investigation, Cambodia’s ambassador to the US is reportedly set to ... read more
The non-profit ECCHR filed a case against car manufacturers Volkswagen, BMW and Mercedes-Benz ... read more
In June, journalists and media outlets published the results of a collaborative investigation ... read more
ClientEarth filed OECD NCP case against Cargill over deforestation links to its supply chain in Brazil
On 4 May ClientEarth filed a case against Cargill with the US National Contact Point (NCP) ... read more
The EU’s proposed Regulation on prohibiting products made with forced labour on its market is ... read more
Eight organisations, including Greenpeace Canada, filed a complaint with the Competition ... read more
In December 2022 a legal case was filed against the London Bullion Market Association for ... read more