Heightened enforcement surrounding the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, UK Bribery Act, and the International Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Convention on Bribery, in addition to the risks associated with an increasingly global business environment, necessitate that multinational companies truly “know” their third parties. Achieving this end efficiently is not easy, especially when trying to do so in the increasingly complex legal landscape of data privacy laws and professional regulations that often differ by country. Demonstrating the proper investigative process in vetting third-party intermediaries is critical to both achieving regulatory compliance and to securing your company’s financial and reputational bottom line.
When exploring potential third-party business relationships, multinational companies must be equipped with relevant and timely intelligence to make strategic business decisions. STEELE provides investigative due diligence expertise, combining a global presence with local knowledge that enables clients to make well-informed business decisions. STEELE offers fixed-scope, fixed-cost due diligence services with predictable timelines that support a risk-based approach to third-party management.