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Scan suppliers for ESG controversies

LRQA’s Sentinel tool is an adverse media screening tool used to scan suppliers for ESG controversies.

Sentinel leverages human intervention and machine learning technology to deliver near-real time supply chain ESG risk monitoring. Standard audits offer only a snapshot risk assessment of suppliers’ performances and cannot provide an ongoing review. Sentinel goes beyond the audit to resolve this gap, providing a scalable solution with greater coverage than the industry standard.

Used by investors and corporates for:

  • New supplier screening and selection 
  • Near real-time risk identification
  • Alerts on critical issues e.g., forced labour, that may otherwise be missed by conventional audits
  • Informing spot-check audits
  • Internal and external reporting

Incident alerts from LRQA delivers:

200,000 suppliers screened

Sentinel screens more than 200,000 suppliers monthly, scanning the web for insights on key supply chain ESG risks and media controversies.

Local expertise

The tool utilises LRQA’s industry experts to identify local sources of data and conducts the screening in 100+ languages.

ESG topic coverage

Sentinel covers 30+ ESG topics including human rights, environment, bankruptcy, layoffs, wages, working hours, health & safety, and more.

Machine learning

Sentinel leverages machine learning to return thousands of media results and verification to filter and confirm sourcing and relevance.

Accessible data 

Sentinel builds a growing, accessible database of supply chain ESG incidents for screening new supply chain partners.

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EiQ highlights

We help clients navigate ESG risks in their supply chains and the rising impact of regulatory demands, investor interests and increasing expectations from consumers. Transparent data and actionable insights are at the core of how we help clients anticipate, mitigate, and manage risk with EiQ, our end-to-end supply chain due diligence platform. 

EiQ utilises proprietary data generated from 40,000+ days per annum on site from supply chains in 110+ countries and regions.

75,000,000+ audit data points

Audit Data

  • 20,000+ audits per year
  • 300+ data points per audit
  • 10+ years of audit history

Worker Viewpoints

  • Grievance mechanism 6,000+ per month
  • 3,000+ worker surveys per year

eLearning Data

  • 400,000+ course completions

500,000+ index values

Analytics Data

  • 50+ supply chain indices |200+ regions
  • 20+ key sectors|400+ products and services
  • 200,000+ entities scanned for adverse media

250,000+ entities

Corporate Scorecards

500+ multi-nationals

Vendor Scorecards

15,000+ vendor profiles

Site Scorecards

50,000+ unique factories and farms

Why partner with us?

Global capability

We operate in more than 150 countries with a team of more than 5,000 people. Across almost every sector our award-winning compliance, supply chain, cybersecurity and ESG specialists help more than 60,000 clients to anticipate, mitigate and manage risk, wherever you operate.

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Focus on your business

Every business is unique, we work with you to understand your needs and how we can support you using our market leading expertise in compliance, supply chain, cybersecurity and ESG. Our approach to the design and delivery of services is flexible and pragmatic, tailored to the challenges faced by your business in the era of Assurance 4.0.

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Total assurance

We’ve led the way in shaping our industry and continue to expand our services and expertise by collaborating with clients, acquiring businesses and forming new partnerships. The result is a unique and connected portfolio of services that can help you assure your assets and management systems, achieve product integrity, source responsibly, navigate the energy transition and strengthen cybersecurity maturity.

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Actionable insight

We invest in digital platforms that deliver and enhance insight into your business. This data-driven approach means our expertise is underpinned by extensive analytics, which can be applied to address current and future risks within your operations and supply chain.

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