Is the consumer sector thinking beyond the balance sheet?

The complexities of the consumer sector are constantly changing against a challenging market backdrop. It is now more important than ever for boards to consider a wider risk universe. Read more below about how the sector should be responding.

The consumer sector is now thinking beyond the balance sheet – what is your business doing about it?

15 June 2018

Our most recent research with YouGov showed that 55 per cent of consumer organisations viewed compliance with non-financial reporting requirements as an excessive or demanding pull on resources.

Does the consumer sector have a problem with equality and diversity?

15 June 2018

The rising profile of equality and diversity in the press has gained traction in recent years, and quite rightly, but the spotlight has been turned on over the last 12 months.

The consumer sector is not immune to tax evasion, money laundering or bribery, so what should Boards be thinking about?

15 June 2018

For the consumer sector with global supply chains and third-party networks, the risk of illegal or suspicious activity is considerably higher.

Are consumer markets taking whistleblowing and workforce concern seriously enough? Our research suggests not

15 June 2018

Only 19 per cent of consumer organisations reported having a whistleblowing hotline in place to combat money laundering and bribery.

Are consumer businesses thinking about a policy which empowers employees to operate transparently? Our research suggests not

15 June 2018

If employees do not have a safe, and independent way of raising and escalating concerns, organisations run the risk of either a high-profile scandal, or risk damaging activity left unreported.

Is the travel and tourism market taking modern slavery as seriously as it should be?

15 June 2018

Modern slavery is an issue all sectors should be battling – but there is considerable risk across the consumer sector because of the global nature of supply chains.