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Upload your own supplier data and get a complete and enriched overview of your suppliers in one and the same system so that you can get started with the due diligence assessments. What you get:
Develop effective risk management strategies - classify supplier risks by geography and industry
Be proactive, accountable, and transparent - quickly collect missing information from your suppliers with self-reporting forms
Make quick, informed decisions - identify suppliers who require preventive or corrective measures
Meet your Åpenhetsloven reporting requirements - Ensure OECD due diligence guidelines and create reports in one convenient place
Get legal consultation on demand - We have a partnership with Føyen, new customers get an hour for free and our templates are developed with lawyers
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Selected customers trusting Ignite for Åpenhetsloven
“With 1500 suppliers and including ESG criteria in our assessments, there is simply no chance to identify which of our suppliers stands out without a good solution – you simply need a tool to collect, harmonize and be able to use this information.”
“With Ignite, we have all data and answers in one system. The dashboard makes it easy for us to follow up on potential deviations – and the process has been efficient and agile.”
“If you’re looking to get a quick start on Åpenhetsloven, Ignite Procurement provides a low entry threshold. You’ll have everything you need in one place, including overview of your suppliers and their status, as well as templates and law-firm support to guide you through the reporting process.”
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Unleash the power of supplier intelligence
Collect all information about your suppliers in one place to easily pinpoint suppliers with greatest social risk and make informed decisions.
Continuously monitor and improve your supplier base
Update data continuously, close information gaps, and improve your understanding of the risk picture in your supplier base over time.
Upgrade your due diligence game to stay ahead of risks
When you become our customer, we offer a step-by-step guide to help you get started with due diligence assessments of your suppliers and how you can integrate this into your organization.
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Create a complete supplier overview from your data and enrich it
We create a detailed overview of your suppliers based on the information you provide in the template and form above. We also enrich this information with risk scores, based on industry and geography. Once you become our customer, we enrich your data with ownership, financial, and other data from our own sources so that you have all the information you need to make smart decisions about who to do business with.
Identify suppliers that might be risky and rule them out
We create automatic rules to categorize your suppliers based on their geographical location and industry. You can also classify yourself based on your own evaluation needs—this will be clearer once you see the solution in action.
Managing supplier information is hard. We make it easy for you.
With Ignite, you can add contracts, maintain contact information and store documents. With the help of third-party systems, you can obtain valuable information about your suppliers. This provides a good basis for conducting due diligence assessments.
Request supplier information from social risk and human rights perspective
You can easily request information from your suppliers through campaigns in Ignite. If you need information for due diligence assessment of your suppliers, you can send them a standard questionnaire or simply create your own. Find the suppliers you want to send these to and they will receive a unique link where they can provide missing information which is again stored in a safe, structured, and systematically manner in Ignite.
Hear your supplier data speak through interactive dashboards
Ignite's analysis builder lets you create interactive dashboards. When you sign up for a trial account, you get access to a dashboard that shows many different ways to visualize the data in your accounts. You can see how many suppliers you have, how they're distributed by country, and by industry. You can also see how your suppliers are distributed based on geographic risk, industry risk, and initial risk classification.
Here are the most frequent questions we get:
- What is Åpenhetsloven, and why is it relevant to us?
Åpenhetsloven came into force on July 1, 2023, to promote businesses' respect for human rights and decent working conditions in connection with the production of goods and the delivery of services, as well as ensure the public has access to information on how to handle the requirements of the Act. Here's the link to the law: https://lovdata.no/dokument/NL/lov/2021-06-18-99)
The Act consists of 3 central duties:
- Carry out due diligence assessments in line with the OECD guidelines for multinational companies (link: http://mneguidelines.oecd.org/OECD-Due-Diligence-Guidance-for-Responsible-Business-Conduct.pdf).
- Publish an annual report on the work with the due diligence assessments, including organization, guidelines, routines, actual findings of a negative impact, and what measures have been taken to stop the impact.
- Inform everyone who sends a request about how the company handles actual and potential negative consequences toward human rights and decent working conditions.
The Åpenhetsloven applies to all major Norwegian businesses and foreign businesses that offer goods and services in Norway and are liable to tax according to Norwegian legislation. A major Norwegian business is defined by two of the following three criteria occurring:
- Sales revenue: NOK 70 million
- Balance sheet: NOK 35 million
- The average number of employees in the financial year: 50 full-time employees
- What are the basic requirements of Åpenhetsloven?
The law requires one to carry out the three duties described above, where the core of being able to achieve the law's purpose is due diligence assessments. This must be carried out regularly and in relation to the size and context of the business. In addition, priority must be given to areas where the degree of severity and the probability of negative consequences are believed to be the highest, and to have an active relationship with how these assessments are made.
As per the OECD guidelines, the due diligence assessments to be carried out have six steps:
- Anchor accountability in guidelines and management systems
- Map and assess negative impact/damage based on your own business, supply chain and business relationships
- Take measures to stop, prevent or reduce negative impact/damage
- Monitor implementation and results of the measures
- Communicate with affected stakeholders about how the impact has been addressed
- Ensure, or co-operate with, recovery and compensation where required
For the duty to give an account of the due diligence assessments, one must publish a report once a year, before June 30, 2022, which must contain:
- Description of how one has worked and prioritized around the due diligence assessments
- Inform about actual negative consequences and significant risks of negative consequences that have been uncovered
- Summarize the results or expected results of implemented measures, as well as inform about planned measures to stop/limit the risk of negative consequences
Finally, the law requires that anyone who asks for information about how a business handles negative consequences (generally or for a specific product/service) has the right to this within three weeks (here, there are also various exceptions). Also, it will pay off with good internal routines for handling requests and answering honestly to the best of your ability. Start with what you have and improve your due diligence ratings over time.
- What are basic human rights and decent working conditions?
Fundamental human rights are internationally recognized human rights that follow from, among other things, The UN Convention on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights from 1966, the UN Convention on Civil and Political Rights from 1966 and the ILO core conventions on fundamental rights and principles in working life. Other human rights conventions such as the ECHR, the Convention on the Rights of the Child and ILO 169 on the rights of indigenous peoples are also relevant.
Examples of human rights covered by the definition are prohibition of slavery, prohibition of child labour, freedom of association, prohibition of forced labour, right to work, as well as fair and good working conditions, non-discrimination and equal treatment for equal work.
Decent working conditions means work that safeguards basic human rights, as well as health, environment and safety in the workplace, and that provides a living wage. The concept of decent working conditions is closely linked to the concept of basic human rights.
- Why should my company use Ignite to implement Åpenhetsloven?
The Åpenhetsloven is something your company has to deal with year after year; you must continuously respond to information requests and report the work with due diligence assessments annually.
We believe that with a system like Ignite, it becomes easier to both work with the process, but also to document what you have done. Ignite can help you to:
- Get a good starting point with an overview of the entire supplier base
- Give you an overview of existing data that you can use for risk assessment
- Collect relevant data for due diligence assessments where there are deficiencies, directly from suppliers
- Use data to create automatic classifications around risk (e.g. country risk, category risk or other relevant to your due diligence assessments)
- Work continuously to improve the risk picture from year to year, with all supplier information in one place
- Collaborate with colleagues in the same system, no restrictions on users
- What makes Ignite different?
With Ignite, it is easy to enter supplier data, whether this is from your ERP/invoice system, an existing supplier master, or if you want to add suppliers directly to the solution.
Furthermore, we offer a framework on how to get started with addressing the risk associated with due diligence assessments and help with templates for questionnaires if you want to obtain information from suppliers. What we offer is a starting point, but it is easy to adapt to your own needs and assessments.
We give you more than a "one-off"; this is a system that helps you streamline and repeat the process year after year, just as the law requires.
- Is Ignite secure?
Our responsibility to protect the data of our customers is a heavy one, and we take it seriously. When you entrust your spend data to Ignite, you can be assured of our commitment to safeguarding your information and meeting the highest levels of security.
Ignite is GDPR compliant, and our server and data permissions are managed through IAM solutions. Our data in databases are encrypted using the 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES-256). These data keys are themselves encrypted using a key stored in a secure keystore, and changed regularly.
Ignite also has a host and network-based Intrusion Detection System (IDS) that scans for viruses, malware, vulnerabilities etc on all our static assets (generated and uploaded) on several levels and provides threat detection for intrusions, and malware, spyware, and command-and-control attacks on our network.
In addition, Ignite secures and ensures the reliability of our external-facing resources including websites, APIs, and applications. Our CDN service provides DDoS protection, rate limiting, API protection and Web Application Firewall (WAF) to protect and secure Internet properties against denial-of service attacks, customer data breaches, and abusive bots.
Føyen + Ignite Procurement
We entered into a partnership with the law firm Føyen to be able to help you and make it easier for you to meet the requirements of the Transparency Act. In particular, Føyen assists with the legal content, including the preparation of templates that are available in the solution. By using Ignite Procurement, it will be easier for you to carry out the due diligence assessments and comply with the annual reporting obligation.
If you become a customer of ours, you can also contact Føyen for 1 hour legal assistance free of charge.
Meet Ignite Procurement
An advanced yet simple spend management solution that gives you the power of correct and holistic data and the right kind of visibility that empowers meritocratic decision-making. This way, you not only save money and avoid risk but also make smarter choices and drive value across your organization.
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