Speeki Assessments

We assess your programme and provide a scorecard

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Measure, rate, demonstrate

ESG returns are a principal focus for many businesses, as ESG impacts brand and corporate sustainability. Speeki is a world leader in providing assessments of ESG programmes against applicable standards, enabling you to evaluate and demonstrate your ESG performance.

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What are Speeki Assessments?

Speeki Assessments are an independent analysis of key risk areas in ESG for better Governance and Compliance, which gives your business policies and systems a quick and effective benchmark against current best practices in governance and compliance on specific topics.

Speeki allows you to apply for multiple assessments at any time. Our assessments are not for “ESG” as a whole, but rather broken out into separate risk areas that are important to be specifically addressed.

You get issued a scorecard for each of the assessments completed.

What key risk areas are covered?

Speeki, a market leader in ESG Assurance, provides three levels that demonstrate your company’s commitment to the selected ESG Areas. We cover all key areas across your ESG programme and produce a scorecard on each project.

What is included in our Assessment?

Silver

A highly-regarded assessment for businesses just starting or part-way through implementation of governance and compliance systems.

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  • Systems require more time to come fully on board.

  • 50 – 69%

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Gold

An excellent assessment where nearly all governance and compliance systems are in place with some in progress.

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  • Most systems are working reasonably well.

  • 70 – 89%

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Platinum

An exemplary assessment for organisations with governance and compliance systems in progress.

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  • The majority of systems are working very smoothly.

  • >90%

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Speeki Assessments topics

Bribery & Corruption

Failure to manage your bribery and corruption risks can lead to significant consequences, such as large fines, reputational damage, and internal and external investigations – just to name a few. Obtaining a Speeki assessment is a simple method to help you understand where you need to build or further enhance your anti-bribery programme.

Whistleblowing

Failure to provide whistleblowing support can lead not only to fines and debarments from public procurement, but also to failures with your other compliance programmes that need the feedback from reporters. A Speeki assessment will give confidence to your stakeholders that you understand that a whistleblowing programme is more than just a tool and that you will take their concerns seriously.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Failure to manage your diversity, equity and inclusion risks can lead to reputational damage and difficulty in hiring and retaining staff. With a Speeki assessment, you will show what your current position is in relation to diversity, equity and inclusion, and what concrete steps (if any) you are making to improve that position.

Human Rights & Modern-Day Slavery

Failure to manage your human rights risks can lead to reputational damage, significant fines, debarments from public procurement, and internal and external investigations. With Speeki Assessments, you will be able to explain to your stakeholders what you are doing, both internally and within your supply chain, to promote human rights and avoid modern-day slavery.

Compliance

Effective compliance programmes protect your business and the return on investment could be significant, helping you avoid waste, fraud, abuse, discrimination, and any other practices that disrupt operations and put your company at risk. A Speeki assessment will help you understand whether you have the ability to implement a strong, appropriate, risk-based compliance programme that will accelerate growth and help your company achieve its goals.

Supply Chain & Partner Management

Supply chain and partner management is essential for the efficient and sustainable running of any business that uses third parties to either source or distribute its products and services. Speeki Assessments will help you focus your resources on the gaps to ensure awareness and avoidance of supply chain issues, delivering value for all stakeholders.

Health & Safety

A lack of consideration for health and safety can increase absenteeism and negligence claims, affecting workplace productivity and morale.  With a Speeki Assessment you will understand gaps in your health and safety programme and demonstrate to all your stakeholders your organisation’s commitment to best practice in the field.

Data Privacy & Information Security

The protection and access of an individual’s private data is growing in importance as new international laws come into effect. A Speeki Assessment in this topic will allow you to see the gaps in your data protection programme and gain insight into both the technical and legal aspects of privacy.

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Environmental

  • Climate Stability
  • Natural Resources
  • Waste Management
  • Energy Innovation
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Social

  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • Human Rights & Modern-Day Slavery
  • Health & Safety
  • Data Privacy & Information Security
  • Society
  • Supply Chain & Partner Management
  • Human Capital Management
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Governance

  • Compliance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Bribery & Corruption
  • Whistleblowing
  • Transparency
  • Risk Management
  • Board
  • Ethics & Integrity

The benefits of using external experts to assess third-party compliance

Using external experts to assess third-party compliance with standards such as human rights, data privacy, environmental impact and other ESG factors can offer numerous benefits for companies.

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Objectivity and credibility

External experts provide a perspective that is free from internal biases.

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Expertise and experience

External experts often possess specialised knowledge and experience that might not be available internally.

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Resource management

Employing external experts allows a company to focus its internal resources on core activities.

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Risk mitigation

The expertise and experience of external experts allow them to spot issues that might be overlooked internally.

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Continual improvement

External experts can provide feedback and recommendations that assist a company in continually improving its third-party management processes.

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Validation of internal controls

External assessments can validate a company's internal controls and processes.

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Increased transparency

Engaging external experts can help companies enhance transparency in their supply chain, showcasing to stakeholders their commitment to upholding ESG standards throughout their operations.

The outcome

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    Demonstration to all stakeholder groups of tangible commitment to mitigating governance, compliance, and ESG-related risks.

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    Scorecards for your different ESG initiatives – independent analysis of key ESG risk areas and confidential results, the publication of which you control.

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    A scorecard and accompanying stamp at the end of every successful assessment process for you to present to your stakeholders as a sign of your ESG initiatives and good governance.

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    Recognition from the market leader with twenty years of expertise in ISO and other standards.

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    Detailed guidelines of what can be done to continuously improve ESG programmes.

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    Analysis and summary that explain what your results mean for your understanding and for the understanding of your stakeholders.

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    Reduced time and labour – results in 4 to 6 weeks. Savings from not needing to dedicate a team for the duration of the process can be reinvested in core business activities.

Speeki Assessments features

  • Immediate setup

    Following registration and an invitation email, the Speeki Platform can be set up straight away.

  • Easy document upload

    Drag and drop documents and images as needed to support your answers in the online questionnaire.

  • Conducted internally, no external interference or business disruptions

    No business disruptions and an effortless start through an online system that is always accessible.

  • Choose topics based on your organisation’s risks, readiness, and priorities

    Select one or all currently-available topics to assess, with more topics to come to address 19 ESG risk areas.

  • Collaboration with multiple teams

    Involve your teams throughout the organisation to help answer the online questionnaire.

  • Get your scorecard

    Use the scorecard to improve your organisation’s performance in its elected risk areas.

  • Fair assessment and score

    Results are not based on open sources. A “Not Applicable” option as well as a weighting system ensure that your organisation receives a balanced evaluation.

  • Share and communicate your achievements

    Communicate internally and externally on the organisation’s commitment to benchmarking its ESG programme against best practice.

The benefits

Market your ESG indicators to your internal and external customers

Give customers the comfort they need in knowing you are managing your ESG risks and opportunities effectively by benchmarking against international best practices. Assure your market that a minimum level of “highly-regarded” is necessary to obtain an indication.

Demonstrate your commitment to continuous ESG programme improvement

Maintain stakeholder trust in your brand and business through measuring your current ESG-related position against your stated ESG objectives and continuously improving your programme where needed.

Determine your organisation’s international best practice position

Part audit, part self-assessment, Speeki Assessments enable organisations to assess their ESG initiatives and performance thanks to an evidence-based scoring methodology and the organisation’s own inputs and supporting documentation.

Effectively reduce the risk of fines, breaches, and infringements

Be confident through independent verification that your organisation has lowered its risks of non-compliance with ESG obligations. Reinvest saved costs into your core business activities.

Confirm your ESG programme’s excellence without potential business disruption

Each assessment and scorecard allows the organisation to confirm it has appropriate evidence to support its stated objectives and initiatives. Showcase the effectiveness of your ESG programme.

Gain insights and clear guidelines

Obtain a comprehensive assessment of the organisation’s governance. Use provided feedback and indicators results to improve performance and plan next steps based on international best practices.

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Speeki Assessments features

  • Immediate setup

    Following registration and an invitation email, the Speeki Platform can be set up straight away.

  • Easy document upload

    Drag and drop documents and images as needed to support your answers in the online questionnaire.

  • Conducted internally, no external interference or business disruptions

    No business disruptions and an effortless start through an online system that is always accessible.

  • Choose topics based on your organisation’s risks, readiness, and priorities

    Select one or all currently-available topics to assess, with more topics to come to address 19 ESG risk areas.

  • Collaboration with multiple teams

    Involve your teams throughout the organisation to help answer the online questionnaire.

  • Get your scorecard

    Use the scorecard to improve your organisation’s performance in its elected risk areas.

  • Fair assessment and score

    Results are not based on open sources. A “Not Applicable” option as well as a weighting system ensure that your organisation receives a balanced evaluation.

  • Share and communicate your achievements

    Communicate internally and externally on the organisation’s commitment to benchmarking its ESG programme against best practice.

Who can apply?

  • Companies of all sizes, from small and medium to large.

  • Organisations looking to benchmark their governance initiatives, whether related to anti-bribery, general compliance, whistleblowing, diversity, equity and inclusion, corporate governance, or other governance-related areas.

  • Organisations seeking comprehensive yet simple and affordable solutions to assess, verify, and demonstrate excellence in, and commitment to, their ESG initiatives to the government, investors, employees, and other stakeholders.

  • Organisations desiring clear guidelines on how to start and improve their ESG programmes without disrupting business.

  • Organisations looking to confirm that their ESG efforts are effective and are using global best practices.

  • Organisations wanting to demonstrate due diligence and risk management to their customers, market, and stakeholders.

Why does your business need an assessment and obtain a scorecard?

Management

  • Determine weaknesses in ESG risk areas with a low-cost, but effective service.

  • Reduce the risk of compliance-related losses through insight-driven improvements to ESG initiatives.

  • Improve the organisation’s reputation by communicating the fact that you are a company with strong, innovative and continuously evolving ESG programmes (in turn landing more deals and attracting better employees).

why does your business need a rating?

Chief Compliance Officers

  • Gain insights into the performance and effectiveness of your ESG programme.

  • Improve your ESG programme through continuous comparison of the current programme against those of your industry peers.

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Procurement

Increase touchpoints and engagement with suppliers and service providers to evaluate their commitment to good ESG practices.

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Employees and other stakeholders

Increase feelings of value as a part of a company that has a strong compliance culture and good governance in addressing ESG risk areas.

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What makes Speeki different from other assessment tools?

We think that a scorecard makes sense for a company to improve their ESG. How mature is your programme is a better judge of the programme in the situation where you will use that information to improve your own internal systems.

Your Speeki Assessment depends on the quality of the evidence you provide, which is analysed and processed by risk professionals. We conduct our own independent review and verification of responses and supporting evidence through the use of our proprietary scoring methodology.

What makes Speeki different?

How it works

  • Organisations can select one or multiple topics on various ESG related topics – rate individual topics at your own pace as your organisation matures.

  • Collaborative methodology where organisations can involve staff to complete the assessment questionnaire.

  • User-friendly platform and interface for upload and description of responses and evidence.

  • Clear instructions and examples are provided to help you respond to each assessment point.

  • Comprehensive and evidence-based assessment for each assessment.

  • Scoring and weighting methodology developed by industry experts (silver, gold, and platinum).

  • Summary analysis of the scorecard whose content depends on the organisation’s performance and highlights potential strengths and weaknesses in your programme.

  • Ability to showcase your scorecard and achievements to your committed stakeholders.

  • Verified and clear guidelines for each requirement or question:

Excellent (E):

Your organisation is mastering the item or topic. The supporting evidence meets or goes beyond recognised best practices.

Satisfactory (S):

The item or topic is addressed and supporting evidence demonstrates comprehensive initiatives. Improvements can always be made; one step away from excellence.

Needs improvement (NI):

The item or topic is addressed, but is either lacking supporting evidence or needs improvement in terms of consistency, formalism, and review.

Not Addressed / Requires Action (RA):

The item or topic and supporting evidence do not fulfil minimum requirements or recognised expectations.

Not Applicable (NA):

The item or topic is not applicable to the organisation.

Process

The Assessment process is streamlined and conducted primarily online. After completing a questionnaire, and preparing and uploading the required documents, you will receive a scorecard approximately four to six weeks later.

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*Includes risk areas that will be available for Speeki Assessment soon.