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ESG returns are a principal focus for many businesses, as ESG impacts brand and corporate sustainability. Speeki is a world leader in providing ratings and assessments against applicable standards, enabling you to evaluate and demonstrate your ESG performance.
What are Speeki Ratings?
Speeki Ratings 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.
The Speeki Platform allows you to apply for multiple ratings at any time. Our ratings are not for “ESG” as a whole, but rather broken out into separate risk areas that are important to be specifically addressed. No single “ESG” rating can realistically cover all the areas, and companies that are serious about ESG and sustainability in the long run will see tremendous value in obtaining a rating for certain risks and focus areas.
What key risk areas are covered?
Speeki, the market leader in rating and certification, provides three Rating Levels that demonstrate your company’s commitment to the selected Rating Topics. The ever-growing list of crucial areas covered includes: anti-corruption, compliance management, diversity, equity and inclusion, governance, whistleblowing, transparency and ethical leadership.
What is included in Ratings
Bribery & Corruption
Failures 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.
Failures 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 whistleblower programme is more than just a tool and that you will take their concerns seriously.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Failures 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
Failures to manage your human rights risks can lead to reputational damage, significant fines, debarments from public procurement, and internal and external investigations. With Speeki Ratings, 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 slavery.
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 Ratings 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 Rating you will understand gaps inyour 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 Rating 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.
Market your ESG ratings success 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 a rating.
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 Ratings enables 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 rating 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 ratings results to improve performance and plan next steps based on international best practices.
Speeki Ratings features
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 ratings 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 ratings questionnaire.
Summary of rating results with best practices identified
Use the summary rating results 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 rating achievements
Communicate internally and externally on the organisation’s commitment to benchmarking its ESG programme against best practice.
What makes Speeki different from other ratings tools?
At the moment other ratings tools address primarily the E and S but not the G of ESG. Speeki Ratings addresses the three equally. The enhanced integration of G ensures a more balanced approach to your ESG initiatives. The product offers organisations the opportunity to analyse their performance in 19 different ESG risk areas.
As part of a broader powerful data set, Speeki Ratings is one of the valuable inputs that allows companies to predict trends within their organisation and act pre-emptively.
Speeki Ratings maps your ESG coverage, challenging you to improve your rating with each renewed assessment.
Your Speeki Ratings depend 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.
How it works
The Ratings process is streamlined and conducted primarily online. After completing a questionnaire, and preparing and uploading the required documents, you will receive a Rating approximately four to six weeks later.