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Build trust and confidence

  • Sustainability credentials and claims checking

  • Data verification

  • Stakeholder engagement and assurance

  • CR/Sustainability report assurance

Relevant standards and initiatives:

  • Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
  • International Standard on Assurance Engagements (ISEA3000)
  • AA1000 Accountability Principles Standard
  • AA1000 Stakeholder Engagement Standard
  • AA1000 Assurance Standard * (Sponsored wiki-based development process and advisory group member – Lead Certified Sustainability Assurance Practitioner)
  • Various 2nd and 3rd party codes of conduct and auditing frameworks like Electronics Initiative Citizenship Coalition (EICC)
I worked with Dave Knight and his team when he was at DNGVL for Kimberly-Clark’s Sustainability Report assurance for several years.  Dave was flexible in meeting our needs for assurance, while working well within our organizational structure and desired outcomes for our report.  They were able to meet our annual timeline, while providing excellent feedback on areas in which we could improve and how to share that feedback to our leadership team.  It was a pleasure to work with Dave and his team.
Peggy A. Murphy, Ph.D., Sustainability Strategy Leader
Kimberly-Clark Corporation | NA Consumer Tissue

Strategy development and systems thinking

  • Business model stress testing

  • Materiality and Strategy development

  • Vision and values review

  • Management systems development and implementation

  • Metrics, context and science based target setting

  • Research and sustainable innovation

Relevant standards and initiatives:

  • UN Sustainable Development Goal’s (SDG’s)
  • UN Global Compact
  • Theory of Change
  • Circular Economy and associated concepts
  • Planetary Boundaries
  • Sustainable Context Group * (member)
  • Management systems standards including numerous ISO standards and sector specific standards
  • The SIGMA guidelines – precursor to many of today’s sustainability standards * (Partner Manager)

Let us help build strategic resilience in your organisation – call us on 07933 114856 to discuss

Complete assessments and due diligence

  • Social compliance

  • Human and child rights due diligence

  • Risk assessments

  • Process design

  • Independent, second or third party assessments

  • Across whole value chain

Relevant standards and initiatives:

As well as numerous environmental standards we have experience of:

  • Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) Base Code
  • ILO Conventions
  • UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
  • UNICEF Children’s Rights and Business Principles * (Developed risk assessment tools, including for ICT’s)
  • SA 8000 (Social Accountability)
  • BSCI – Business Social Compliance Initiative Code of Conduct
  • SEDEX – SMETA (Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit Standard)
  • BRE – BES 6002 – Ethical Labour Sourcing Standard (ELS) * (On working group that supported development of standard)

 

Call us on 07933 114856 to co-create tailored due diligence and assessment approaches

Engage and communicate

  • Stakeholder engagement design and implementation

  • Interviews, focus groups, questionnaires, workshops

  • Sustainability framework and narrative development

  • Event facilitation and chairing

  • Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability reporting

Relevant standards and initiatives:

  • AA1000 Accountability Principles Standard
  • AA1000 Stakeholder Engagement Standard
  • Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G2,3,4, standards
  • International Integrated Reporting Framework (IIRC) * (Assurance Advisory group member)
  • Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) * (Transport/Logistics working group member)

To talk through effective engagement options, give us a call on 07933 114856

Build capacity and capability

  • Training courses, off the shelf and tailored

  • E-learning

  • Coaching and mentoring

  • Executive briefings

Relevant standards and initiatives:

  • Dave Knight is a Lead trainer and has worked on multiple projects including: IRCA & AccountAbility accredited training courses delivered internationally to hundreds of delegates since 2005; in-house courses; workshops; board committee and executive briefings 

Call us on +44 7933 114856 to discuss how we can help you build understanding and capacity

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