Supporting the duty of Sustainability Vigilance in France

France has been leading the way in ESG related legislation for many year. In addition to the Duty of Vigilance Law (devoir de vigilance, 2017) and the duties of to manage corruption risks imposed by Sapin II, France was the first country in Europe to codify the EU's ground breaking Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive into local law.

Dealing with this rush of new laws can be difficult. Using technology to manage the programmes of work, to assess risks and support prioritisation of resources is paramount.

With our European head office in Paris, Speeki provides ESG & Sustainability software, consulting, sustainability due diligence and assurance solutions. We are committed in helping French companies continue to be World leaders in Sustainability and make ESG & Sustainability a competitive advantage for their businesses.

Building the management systems to support CSRD reporting is difficult.  Let us help.

The European Sustainability Reporting Standard covers 10 broad themes with over 80 potential disclosures needed. While not all of these may be 'material' and require some form of disclosure, they may still be 'important' to you or your stakeholders.

Whether you're grappling with carbon footprints, emissions calculations, ethical supply chain, whistleblowing, corporate governance, human rights, or being selected by your customers as a 'safe and sustainable' option, Speeki is your solution. Our approach to ESG & Sustainability can help you not only meet any regulatory requirements but build a better and more sustainable company for the next generation.

Tackling ESG & Sustainability will make you a better company. It will drive improvements with your suppliers, with your employees, your stakeholders, your regulators, and your customers. It will force you to look into the future, become more sustainable and help the planet endure.

With a focus on building and managing programmes across material (and important) topics across the ESG & Sustainability spectrum, you can identify new opportunities, engage your stakeholders, and become a stronger business.

ESG & Sustainability is not a cost to your business, it is a growth engine.

Sustainability Reporting


Speeki has embedded the ESRS reporting standard and guidance into its platform, simplifying your journey to reporting. Using our Engage Framework allows different teams across your company to work collaboratively on build the management systems needed to support the disclosures. As other global standards like IFRS S1 & S2 are also included in the platform, the reporting needed for the most complex global business becomes simple.

Sapin II - anti corruption

The Sapin II law from 2017 placed obligations on French companies to assess the risk of corruption in their operations, perform due diligence activities on their business partners plus many other activities, which together form a anti-corruption management system.  

Since corruption is one of the Governance disclosures within the ESRS, why not manage all aspects of the programme in the one place?

Speeki's platform helps French companies not only meet and manage their Sapin II obligations, but also report out against the new sustainability standard - all from a single 'source of truth'.

ESG solutions for French Businesses

Where Speeki can help your business in France.

Depending on what sort of company you are, you may have mandatory or optional ESG reporting requirements in the near future. You most certainly will have reporting to do under the French Duty of Vigilance, but also the European wide regulations such as the CSRD and Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence directive (CSDDD) . These laws require far more than just a policy and a statement of good intention on a website.

Get ready for the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive.

Speeki has a software platform already configured to help you build ESG & Sustainability across twenty different topics, many of which will be material to you and will require reporting under the new standards.

Speeki is not just a ESG & Sustainability reporting platform, but rather a comprehensive suite of non-financial programme management and reporting. We have embedded guidance, advice and instructions throughout the platform to increase your knowledge and reduce the need for consulting expertise.

Get your Sapin II programme certified to show customers and regulators how good it is.

Compliance with the anti-corruption requirements of Sapin II requires a complete management system approach. Once you have built the system, get it certified against the ISO37001 standard to stand out from your peers and gain a competitive advantage .

Speeki helps companies build anti-corruption programmes according to global best practices and standards.  Together with the Speeki platform, our team will design, draft, implement, monitor, and audit your programme.

Sustainability due diligence and supplier qualification

In order to meet the CSDD legislation and best practices on supplier qualification, you will need a comprehensive due diligence system for identifying risks in your supply chain. This is not just for human rights issues, but environmental, information security, corruption, sanctions, and reputational risks. More than just a questionnaire to collect information, Speeki helps with developing a qualification system involving risk identification, assessments, contracting, due diligence and audit.

Developing a sustainability programme with Speeki allows you to cover all topics in a consistent manner.

By choosing Speeki, you're not just adopting a platform; you're partnering with a leader in ESG & Sustainability solutions. From building and maintaining ESG & Sustainability programmes to driving accountability and generating reports, Speeki supports your journey in ESG & Sustainability and other non-financial reporting aspects.

Managing the performance of your non-financial programmes will be your advantage.

France is making a strong push forward in ESG & Sustainability. This is not going away anytime soon and those companies that lean-in will be able to take advantage of new business opportunities.

France and Beyond - using the same software.

Speeki continuously incorporates new global or local reporting standards from countries as they become published. We ensure that your business remains able to produce necessary disclosures not just in France but in any country you operate.

Manage your non-financial performance.

More than just climate change, Speeki helps you build programmes across twenty areas. Businesses can align their sustainability efforts with Speeki and other software products like climate accounting or energy management systems.

Speeki has embedded tools and guidance.

Many companies don't necessarily have their own ESG experts and might struggle to find capacity at a reasonable price elsewhere. Speeki is packed with guidance and Ai to help you build ESG & Sustainability with our software.

ESG & Sustainability Expert

Scott Lane

Scott Lane has worked as a leader in global companies across legal, compliance and governance for most of his career. He has helped over 500 global companies develop parts of their ESG programmes, including in governance, board, risk, supply chain, sales channels, anti-corruption, workplace issues, and overall ESG. Scott is a strong strategic thinker and communicator that helps to align large companies into a common goal.

Scott Lane

Some examples where Speeki can help you with ESG & Sustainability.

Speeki can help you build an overarching ESG & Sustainability strategy and kick off your focused initiatives.

You will need a clear strategy led from the Board and executed through management. With oversight and assurance, your Board can feel comfortable that ESG & Sustainability is a competitive advantage not simply a cost. Working with the Board and management, we help you understand risk and opportunities and define a strategy on which to execute.

Build your strategy around corporate sustainability due diligence and manage risks in your supply chain.

The challenges raised by the new legislation in Europe and France also apply in many other countries. Having a global approach at supplier qualification and due diligence is essential. Managing your own supply chain risks and knowing how your customers will be looking at you in return will be a competitive advantage.

Gain a certification against an ISO standard for key ESG areas.

Speeki, through our subsidiary Speeki Europe based in Paris is a globally accredited certification body for ISO management system standards. Subject to our independence rules, we can certify you in France (and your global operations) against standards like anti-bribery, compliance, governance, social responsibility, whistleblowing and more.

The Speeki platform builds and implements your strategy in one secure online solution.  

Speeki can be used by wide range of entities in France, including businesses of all sizes, across various industries. Whether you're a small enterprise looking to start your sustainability journey or a large corporation seeking to enhance your ESG practices, Speeki has software and solutions that can cater to your needs.

You need help with a certain ESG topics and moving from a policy to a programme?

If all you need right now is help to build a whistleblower solution, an anti-bribery compliance or management system or help to build a global human rights and modern day slavery system, Speeki can help. With consulting, technology, and assurance solutions, we are ready to step in and add value to your business.

Speeki can provide assurance of your ESG reports before submission to regulators?

Speeki provides assurance solutions across ESG & Sustainability. Subject to our independence rules, we can build a plan for an audit and assurance of your ESG reporting. Validate your reporting with the comfort of independent assurance.  

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