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More than just a sanctions list - IntegraWatch® is a database of companies and people that have a history of compliance/ethics/integrity issues across 23 risk areas and 194 countries


We have identified 23 risk area that should be part of every assessment. Organisations should consider the business impact of these risks when engaging with customers, resellers, distributors, suppliers, and employees to protect themselves from compliance, ethics and integrity risks.

The IntegraWatch® | Compliance Screening database is refreshed daily with research against these 23 risk areas to provide up-to-date information to help you make informed business decisions.

We are different to our traditional competitors because:

  • our data is broader

  • our data is covering wider risk areas

  • our data is multi-faceted and focuses on the ‘grey’ not just the ‘black’

  • our data is real, curated by humans and comprehensively assessed before it gets published

  • our data is not solely-focused on banks and their KYC process

  • our data is not a scrape of the internet nor a simple Google search

  • our data is not a data dump of names, which only creates a nightmare of false-positives, with similar names and the like reducing the likelihood of achieving a sensible result.


 
 

RISK CATEGORY: sanctions, Antitrust & Corruption

There are seven integrity risks associated with this category. These risks are regulated by laws across the globe. The intention of these laws is to ensure companies conduct business in an ethical manner, promote fair competition for the benefit of consumers, and prohibit dishonest behaviour by individuals entrusted in a position of authority.

  • Corruption and bribery - companies and people investigated for corrupt practices and under investigation for bribery

  • Serious and organised crime - Economic crimes committed by organised crime groups, gangs and major syndicates

  • Sanctions and exclusions - anyone listed on a government sanctions list from over 100 countries

  • Fraud, money laundering and financial irregularities - Financial crimes by companies and people with banks, fraud, theft, embezzlement, major crimes involving money laundering, cash transactions and prosecutions

  • Export controls - people and companies that are subject to denied parties, export restrictions or require special licences

  • Politics - Companies and people that have undue political influence, whether from interactions with a Politically Exposed Person or with a State Owned Entity

  • Anti-Competitive Behaviour - Companies prosecuted for price fixing and collusion and other anti-competitive activity

 
 
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RISK CATEGORY: Employment, Safety & Reputation

An organisation's greatest assets can be its employees and its reputation. Therefore, compliance to laws and ethical practices that protect the well-being of employees also protects the business. These six risk areas focus on fair working environments for employees and conduct that could impact the reputation of companies.

  • Health and safety - Companies that have had major safety issues, major disasters and major incidents

  • Diversity - Companies that have been held accountable for poor diversity practices, been prosecuted for such action or have a bad reputation in the market for such lack of diversity

  • Employee rights - Companies that have a poor record of treating employees fairly, with dignity and respect, and according to all laws, regulations, best practices and international standards.

  • Modern-day slavery - Companies that have bene found to engage slave labor or are at high risk for such practices

  • Materials labelling and handling - Companies that use and handling of hazardous properties that are of concern for human health and the environment and have had issues reported in the press or in courts.

  • Irresponsible marketing - Companies that have misrepresented their products in the market and have had issues that have a severe cost to their reputation.

 
 
 

RISK CATEGORY: Cyber Security & Business Stability

An area with no shortage of media attention and concern for organisations is cyber security and business stability. The potential for harm over the mishandling of company, customer and product data can cause irreparable damage to an organisation. Moreover, the expectations for safeguarding of information from consumers is at an all-time high. The Red Flag Group has identified four risk areas for companies that focus on the potential for disruption, misdirection or mishandling of products and information.

  • Personal information mishandling - Companies that have had major issues with the management of personally-identifiable information of employees, customers and the public and have suffered major issues

  • Data security breaches - Companies that have had major issues with hackers, cyber crime and major data loss

  • Intellectual property infringement - Companies known to have committed major IP theft and misuse.

  • Business continuity - Companies that have had major business continuity issues most likely in the aftermath if a disaster or emergency.

 
 
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RISK CATEGORY: Environment & Governance

Taking a critical look at the environmental impact of an organisation remains at the forefront for regulators and consumers. However, without proper measures and controls, it is difficult to assess the complete impact a company and its supply chain has through the manufacture and distribution of products and services. Companies can therefore receive negative press or reports of misconduct for the actions of suppliers without complete knowledge of their practices.

  • Chemical usage - Companies that use dangerous chemicals and have had major issues reported around those chemicals that have endangered people or profits

  • Emissions and waste monitoring - Companies that have reported or fined for major environmental disasters or issues

  • Environmental stewardship - Companies that have had questionable practices around, for example conflict minerals or the use of labor to produce products

  • Sustainability - Companies that have had major issues around sustainability or their practices have lead to investigations and fines.

  • Product Regulations - Companies that have had major issues with regulators around their products simply not meeting product specifications around use, safety or operation

  • Illegal Animal Testing - Companies that use animals to test their products and such testing is either illegal or found to be harmful or unethical