Reduce ESG supplier risk and improve supply chain agility
Achilles is the world's most rigorously pre-qualified global supplier network. Our comprehensive supplier checking and verification makes us #1 choice for organisations that are serious about improving ESG standards, optimising procurement and reducing end-to-end supply chain risk.
The cost and complexity of managing supply chains is growing exponentially as customer, investor and regulatory expectations increase.
Achilles undertakes rigorous environmental, social, financial, health and safety checks to improve your supply chain agility and give you unrivalled confidence that your suppliers of goods, works and services meet both your own and regulatory standards.
We cover the widest range of subject areas to assess supplier risk including all sustainability requirements The Achilles’ model covers areas such as environment & sustainability, quality, governance – including business continuity, bribery & corruption and finance, a range of societal areas such as health, safety, employee welfare, ethics, carbon emissions and cyber security standards.
Achilles is a systematic, multi-stage supplier qualification, risk and performance management programme which reflects the context of your sector and your operating environment. Achilles provides easy access to a deep and comprehensive set of validated supplier data on which you can base business decisions. Very different to software-only providers, Achilles fully checks all key documents and validates answers using a wide range of tools and trusted alternative data sources to identify and mitigate risk and provide you with the in-depth supply chain certainty you require to meet all stakeholder and regulatory requirements – both today and in the future.
With Achilles, supply chain management is not a one and done process. We pro-actively monitor all suppliers following their initial registration. This level of rigour is unique and crucial to ensuring ongoing data accuracy and the ongoing protection of your organisation from regulatory and reputational impact.
Achilles uses a range of supplier data, tools and trusted data sources to identify and mitigate risk, building a detailed baseline of supplier’s adherence to key policies and procedures, assuring that supplier management systems meet your standards and then screens heightened risk companies and individuals with further levels of due diligence. Achilles has over 150 auditors globally and in countries important to you.
Through a series of rigorous pre-questionnaires, we collect supplier details and score them, benchmarking each supplier across ESG, Financial, and Health and Safety metrics – giving you an objective view of your suppliers.
Suppliers are also given a star rating out of 5, ranked by other buyers. Performance Feedback allows suppliers to raise their profile and improve their chances of selection in future and enables buyers to select suppliers who they know have worked well with other clients.
Our RFI (request for information) module allows you to assess supplier capabilities for specific contracts. Not only will it help you create a more manageable shortlist, but you’ll also know you’re inviting the right suppliers to tender.
When you work with Achilles, not only are you improving your own supply chain management, your suppliers also gain significant value from an Achilles programme – understanding your risk and performance requirements and working to not only achieve them but exceed them, to stand-out from the crowd and win new business. Suppliers who invest and complete the pre-qualification process are visible to regional, national or international buyers and see significant commercial benefit from their participation.
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We have been connecting buyers and suppliers globally for over 30 years, helping to drive transparency, sustainability, and safety. Achilles is uniquely placed to help meet your supply chain, ESG and carbon reduction objectives.