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Identify and reduce risk in operations and value chains

We work hand-in-hand with our clients to solve some of the hardest responsible sourcing challenges they face, challenges such as high-profile public disclosures about shipments at ports due to allegations of forced labour. 

To retain investor trust and keep people safe, organisations must work to ensure they have the processes, programmes, and strategy in place to identify and reduce risk in their operations and value chains.  

With regulatory landscapes varying across regions, each placing emphasis on different ESG elements, achieving compliance whilst balancing broader business and commercial objectives has evolved into a multifaceted challenge for businesses navigating global supply chains.

Our unique perspectives on the methodology required to source responsibly has been shaped by extensive on-the-ground experience and analytic capabilities. This, coupled with an ability to directly connect your strategic challenges to specific tactical programmes of work, is what makes us different, positioning us as a true partner today and into the future.

Through our Programmes portfolio, we partner with you to help put in place robust supplier due diligence programmes aligned to your target cost of ownership, risk tolerances and strategic goals. 

Our programme management services

Programme management

Your large-scale programmes are safe in our hands. LRQA has proven experience of managing complex, multiple stakeholder industry-wide initiatives where measurable impact is imperative. Recognised for effectiveness, integrity, transparency, and innovation we have decades of experience in successfully solving responsible sourcing challenges using a pragmatic and business outcome led approach.

Programme support

A common challenge for brands and vendors is a lack of on the ground personnel who can access factories regularly and provide immediate and direct support. Our Programme Support solutions provide dedicated experts equipped with the tools and resources to help brands and vendors implement their compliance program. We partner with you to extend the reach of your compliance programme through impact-focused engagement with the factories in your supply chain. You set the priorities and our experts do the rest under the supervision of our in-country management teams.

Partnership programmes

We bring together organisations who share common problems to find pragmatic and business orientated solutions to these shared challenges. As an industry leader, we are the only for-profit that has consistently participated in large supply chain focused social improvement projects. Underpinned by an understanding of development finance and project objectives through successful management of IFC and USAID projects. Our track record also shows evidence of bringing major projects online in compressed timeframes, managing complex multi-stakeholder projects, and extensive experience in assessment and capacity building.

Why partner with us?

Trusted partner

We have decades of experience not only assessing current states, but also designing, implementing, and supporting long term programmes in alignment with your business and commercial objectives.

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Responsible sourcing expertise

Our on-the-ground experience and analytical capabilities sets us apart. Paired with our ability to align your strategic challenges with targeted tactical programmes, we partner with you, both now and in the future.

Actionable data insights

Our proprietary tools are used every day across the world to identify risks and are tailored to client’s industry and geography. We diagnose, identify and partner with you to manage and mitigate risk.

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