The Red Flag Group publishes a special report on why recurring third party due diligence matters

2020-02-21 00:00 379

LONDON, Feb. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Red Flag Group®, a leading compliance technology and due diligence firm, has published a report to underline how recurring due diligence can benefit acquiring and target companies and is a vital component of an overall ongoing monitoring strategy around managing third party risks.

The report points out that, while it is just one component of an overall ongoing monitoring strategy around managing third party risks, renewal due diligence is vital.

"Recurring due diligence gives organisations the chance to let their third parties know that they are being observed together with their activities, and this can encourage ethical conduct. And, of course, renewals offer the significant benefit of providing companies with an effective defence in the event of third party misconduct," said Scott Lane, CEO and Chairman of The Red Flag Group.

Any organisation that sells through channel partners needs to have a due diligence programme in place through which it conducts proactive integrity analyses on partners (e.g. suppliers and service providers, agents and intermediaries, resellers, distributors and other associated third parties) prior to engaging them, as well as throughout the life of the engagement. Yet many organisations are known to only conduct due diligence and formal compliance checks when a new partnership is established, or a first contract is signed.

"Needless to say, it's high time to acknowledge that compliance is not linear but requires a regular assessment and improvement of a programme. Renewal due diligence is different from onboarding due diligence and needs to be treated as such," said Scott Lane.

The full report can be downloaded at

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Source: The Red Flag Group