The Red Flag Group®

Business risk analysis & ratings

Data and intelligence that allows you to run risk-based background checks. Access our proprietary research, ratings and intelligence on companies and people across 194 countries.

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Research, data and intelligence

that gives you ad hoc access to due diligence checks, allowing you to meet your compliance, business and legal due diligence requirements.

Feel confident about the information we provide because we have a team of compliance experts on the ground in countries around the world. We know how to research compliance issues and provide clients with intelligence and advice on who they are doing business with.

 

IntegraCheck® will help you make better decisions about:

  • supplier onboarding
  • channel partner onboarding
  • partnering with an organisation or person
  • acquiring a company

 

 

Each risk section is measured on a ten-point risk scale, with points removed for each identified issue.

The total scores for each section are then combined to arrive at a final risk score for the business partner.

 

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IntegraRating® is our ten-point proprietary risk-rating system. It enables you to make faster and better decisions on your business partners and can be customised to your risk exposure and appetite.

Our due diligence reports are more than just a compilation of media articles, watchlist hits, questionnaires and interview responses. Our team of experts critically reviews and analyses each source and then explains what it all means for you.

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The IntegraCheck® | Integrity Due Diligence reports are amazing! No commitments and no volume requirements, and with a monthly invoice.

Standard-scope reports are available for purchase

Data

Our team of experts has instant access to multiple paid and open primary data sources, as well as archived proprietary integrity, corporate and personal data from more than 500,000 completed reports in 45 different languages. With multiple research centres in America, Europe, Asia and Africa, we have access to local knowledge across 194 countries.

Insights

Our reports are created specifically for your company. Reports share exactly what you need to know and recommend detailed next steps for remediation concerning the third party in that specific country or location.

Analysis

We provide an analysis of past and current events in a specific country, taking into account the general business environment to evaluate the potential impact of identified risks on your business. We then arm you with the information you need to make informed business decisions.

Advice

With over 14 years of experience building our extensive compliance, country and industry knowledge, we offer invaluable insight tailored to your business needs, giving you a clear picture of how a specific third-party business or individual may affect your business.  

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Utilising a combination of proprietary and global external industry- leading risk databases, we understand the importance of checking against the latest sanctions, blacklists and watchlists on your behalf.

With lists around the world being continuously updated by governments and the United Nations, our analysts also conduct additional research and cross-referencing to help you manage risks associated with sanctioned companies and individuals.

 

English and local-language media research is done on every report

Focused research of both English and local-language media by expertly trained and experienced researchers helps uncover risks that might otherwise go unreported. Our analysts and country experts will conduct highly targeted research, using extensive and proprietary techniques, including open-source intelligence research.

Comprehensive research methodology

Our research methodology:

covers different browsers and search engines

begins with local media sources

moves out to regional media sources

ends with global sources in English and the local language

is cross-referenced against English and local-language findings

includes a validity and reliability check of each source to reduce ‘hearsay’ or fake information

Litigation database check

Checking court records is an important step in the research process as it can reveal risks that go unreported in media and compliance databases. We are committed to the most detailed and insightful reporting possible. This is supplemented by checks of court records, manual searches in courthouses and searches of other proprietary databases.

Our analysts:

  • translate local-language filings if applicable
  • ascertain the number of legal cases involving the subject entity and any key principals
  • draft an overview of the legal case, noting the role of the subject entity and key principals, and the jurisdiction(s), plaintiff(s), defendant(s) and status or judgment

Get a report focused on what the litigation means to you and how it relates to you and the business you are doing with the third party.

Reputational intelligence

One of the most valuable insights into a company’s or individual’s business reputation comes from interviewing people who are in a position to have an informed opinion of the subject and the local business environment. These people could include local journalists, competitors, former employees, clients or government officials who regulate the industry.

 

Our reputational checks focus on:

Identifying the relevant in-house expert on the country, legal system, industry and local language

Using on-the-ground resources to research and identify potential sources

Obtaining correct and relevant contact details for the sources

Conducting enquiries in the local language when necessary

Collating, translating, analysing and summarising the conversations into a succinct and relevant format

Determining the subject’s overall business reputation in the market

Finding out whether there has been any allegations or suggestions of bribery or corruption, anti-competitive behaviour, bid-rigging or tender impropriety or political connections (including relatives)

Checking any discrepancies in information obtained from other sources (such as corporate-registry information)

Document reviews and interviews

Reviewing the subject company’s key policies and documentation and conducting interviews with its staff will provide a clear picture of the target company’s state of compliance. This can help assess the ‘tone from the top’ that is so critical to effective compliance practices.

Our analysts will review the provided compliance documentation and measure it against global standards such as ISO 37001.

Questionnaire analysis

Collecting compliance questionnaires from third parties is an easy first step in the compliance process; however, thoroughly reviewing and analysing the questionnaire responses is the important next step required to make the questionnaire process a meaningful compliance exercise. Our Research & Ratings team reviews the questionnaire responses in two phases:

  • analysis and identification of possible integrity or business risks in the information
  • research of the subject entity and related key principals to determine if there are discrepancies contained within the questionnaire and the information we uncover during research.

Our analysts will provide you with a brief summary of any discrepancies or issues for easy review.

Summary, risk ratings and comparisons

  • any items that do not meet expected global compliance standards
  • any items that do not meet client’s expectations

A senior member of our Research & Ratings team, selected with regard to their country and industry expertise, as well as their local-language capability, will prepare a list of questions and conduct the interview.

  • whether the documentation helps to encourage a culture of compliance or is simply ‘paper policies’
  • any items that do not meet expected regional and jurisdictional regulatory requirements

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These standards, which we have implemented across the firm, involve the following principles:

 

Our products are developed to these standards and are continuously improved to provide the best due diligence service possible to our clients.

Customer focus

Leadership

Engagement of people

Process approach

Improvement

Evidence-based decision making

Relationship management

The quality-assurance processes we have developed and implemented are all documented and follow The Red Flag Group’s® Quality Policy, which is part of the ISO 9001 Quality Manual, to ensure that we meet our quality commitments and objectives and are continually improving.

Timeliness and accuracy are at the core of our deliverables

Having timely and accurate integrity due diligence is essential to keep your business running optimally. We know how important it is to be on time and we focus on it.

As a market leader in the business-intelligence world, we were the first company to provide a 48-hour turnaround time for some of our due diligence reports, regardless of the country or day of the week it was ordered.

98.5%

of our reports are delivered early

Initial research can be completed in 48 hours or less; however, more robust examinations can take eight to ten days, depending on the scope.

Our global research and ratings experts always ensure that you receive comprehensive, factual and accurate results within a reasonable amount of time. This allows you to make the right decision for your business about a prospective third party or a M&A opportunity.

18%

on-time delivery rate

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