Showcase your commitment to your ESG obligations
Why get a Rating and not an ISO Certification?
While having an ISO Certification demonstrates high business standards, the process to obtain one is lengthy and requires a team commitment for at least six months. In contrast, the time needed to attain a Speeki Rating is considerably shorter. Your business would receive a rigorous but rapid and low-cost analysis after an online process and a documentation review are completed. This result could then be used in your internal and external recruitment and marketing strategies.
How is a rating different from an attestation or certification?
Certification is performed by an organisation accredited to issue certificates of compliance with a published standard. Speeki is accredited under International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) rules to certify organisations against certain standards in the governance area.
Speeki Ratings are issued based on a quicker and less formal process, and reflect the expert judgement of Speeki’s own experienced assessors. Attestations are self-declarations of compliance by an organisation, and do not require external assessment. As such, they have their uses, but typically carry less weight than an independent rating or certification.
How does your business stack up against governance and compliance ratings?
Speeki Ratings give your business a quick and effective benchmark against current best practices for governance and compliance in ESG. Our online Ratings process provides your company with a Platinum, Gold, or Silver Rating depending on its level of compliance. Rating results are sent through our Speeki Platform and can be used for myriads of business purposes, such as branding, marketing, and HR.
How do Speeki Ratings compare to ISO certification services?
Speeki Ratings is a rapid and efficient benchmark of your business’s policies and systems against current best practices in governance and compliance.
Certification is an extensive examination of your enterprise’s compliance readiness and compliance systems against the requirements of ISO standards.
How does your company get a Rating?
Obtaining a rating is a simple process, which requires filling in an online form focused on your company’s policies around the selected Ratings Topic and uploading supporting evidence. Submitted information is reviewed by our ISO-certified team, which then assigns a Rating of Platinum, Gold, or Silver if applicable.
Is this Rating available publicly?
Speeki does not publish Rating Levels. They are sent directly to your business account on the Speeki Platform, thus ensuring you retain 100% management of how the Rating Level is used or published.
Why should your business trust a Speeki Rating?
Speeki has been a market leader in providing ISO and other standards certification for over twenty years. It is a pioneer of the industry.
The company has incorporated its expertise and experience into the fast and convenient Speeki Platform, which helps you to efficiently and clearly benchmark your business’s policies and systems against current best practices in governance and compliance.
How can your business use its Rating?
Speeki Ratings can be used for a range of internal and external marketing purposes to give your business an edge. They also give you an efficient and cost-effective benchmark of how your company stacks up against best practices with which you can adjust your corporation’s policies and systems.
For example, your business can use its Speeki Rating to demonstrate its commitment to managing risks and opportunities in ESG effectively, or use the Rating Topic as part of an external branding strategy. Consumers would be persuaded to overcome potential scepticism related to your brand, and more investors could be attracted. For internal branding, results may be used to boost staff retention rates and minimise turnover. The information can contribute to a sense of achievement and pride — motivated staff are more committed and productive.
As an inexpensive gap analysis, the Rating Level might be used as a guideline for improving systems related to the selected Rating Topic. For instance, fostering more of a freedom and safety culture for staff could facilitate implementation of a Whistleblowing programme, or an existing diversity, equity, and inclusion system would be of greater benefit if it incorporated more staff-led initiatives.
Who provides the Speeki Rating?
Speeki is an assurance and certification specialist focusing on governance and compliance. It is a world leader in providing ratings and assessments against applicable standards within this field, with over twenty years’ experience. We help every company shape ethical and holistic management that creates more inclusive, equal, and promising working cultures for businesses to thrive in.
Since our inception, we have been at the forefront of creating standards in the Governance and Compliance field. In 2006, we developed the first ever standard for certification of anti-corruption programmes. We then participated in the drafting of both the ISO 19600/37301 standard on compliance management systems and the ISO 37001 standard on anti-bribery management systems (requirements with guidance for use published in 2016), which replaced our private standard. ISO 37001 became the first certifiable ISO standard in the area of compliance.
What do I need to do to complete the online form?
To answer each question, you will need to have your latest company policies, protocols, and other related documentation ready.
Can I save my answers and come back later with additional documents?
Yes. Be sure to complete the questionnaire within one (1) month of starting it.
What are the questions that I must answer? Can I review these in advance?
All questions need to be answered; you can review all the questions before responding. Be sure to complete the questionnaire within one (1) month of starting it.
Will I get my rating straight away?
After Speeki has assessed your answers, documentation, and any follow-up discussions, you will receive your rating approximately four to six weeks later.
I would like an audit and more detailed review. Are the ratings products right for me?
A rating is a benchmark of your business’s policies and systems against current best practices in governance and compliance, while an attestation is a self-declaration that a system exists. A certification comprehensively assesses if your organisation’s management system, manufacturing process, service, or documentation procedure meets all the requirements for standardisation and quality assurance.
If you answer “yes” to any of the following queries, then Speeki Ratings may be right for you.
• Do you have a focus on ESG and are you developing your practice to align with ESG concepts?
• Are you building governance and compliance programmes around key risk areas?
• Do you want to know if your efforts are effective and whether they reflect best practices globally?
• Do you want to prove to stakeholders that you value managing governance and compliance effectively?
• Do you want to easily demonstrate due diligence and risk management to your customers?
• Do you want an independent analysis on governance and compliance as they apply to ESG and how you manage it?
• Do you want to show the government that you have governance and compliance under control and that it is a focus for your organisation?
• Do you want to avoid a customer audit of your governance and compliance by easily proving what you have built through a rating?
• Do you want to know how you measure against your industry peers in a rating?
Are my answers confidential?
Yes. Your responses are viewed by the relevant assessor on a need-to-know-basis.
For how long is my rating valid?
Your rating is valid for one (1) year.