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Auditing, gap analysis and risk assessment

Auditing, gap analysis and risk assessment

Maplecroft specialises in social and environmental audits, gap analysis and risk assessment.

Our unique approach aligns entity risk exposure with risk management proficiency and covers all areas of sustainability: political, economic, social and environment. Our repository of over 700 audit criteria has been developed over 10 years and is based on best practice international standards and initiatives including ISO 14001, SA 8000, OHSAS 18001, the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, United Nations Global Compact, Global Reporting Initiative and more.

Work is usually implemented by Maplecroft experts in a simulated audit environment, and involves the use of interview or survey tools to benchmark and monitor a company's own performance, as well as the performance of joint ventures or even suppliers. In addition to identifying high risk areas (gaps), Maplecroft also identifies areas of opportunity and provides recommendations for corrective actions where relevant.

When used to its full capacity, this service can assist in the development of a risk management programme or form the backbone of a reporting process. It provides a consistent and systematic mechanism for capturing data and narrative insight needed to deliver a Global Reporting Initiative A+ compliant report as well as formulate mitigating actions and strategy.