Accredited assessors

Our current accredited assessors are:

Deloitte Statsautoriseret Revisionspartnerselskab is the Denmark member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited. Deloitte works globally on assessing and auditing compliance with international principles for human rights. Deloitte partner Dr Helena Barton is a specialist in the field and will lead on GNI assessments by Deloitte.Deloitte has in the region of 200,000 professionals at member firms delivering services in audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory in more than 150 countries. Revenues for fiscal year 2013 were US$32.4 billion. 

Foley Hoag LLP is a law firm with a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) practice that has developed a comprehensive understanding of the human rights challenges facing the ICT sector.  They currently advise several leading Internet firms on human rights and legal compliance issues, and are developing a CSR guide for early-stage technology companies in collaboration with the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. Members of their assessment team are also members of the firm's Security and Privacy Practice Group, which is a market leader in developing privacy, safety, and security standards for users and providers of IT services and in helping companies respond to information security incidents. 

KPMG AG is the Swiss member firm of KPMG’s global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory Services. The global KPMG network consists of approximately 174,000 employees working in 155 countries. Privacy, data protection and corporate social responsibility are key areas where KPMG provides advice and assessments to clients around the world. KPMG’s assessment team has acquired in-depth ICT-sector knowledge through the performance of comprehensive operational risk assessments for multinational ICT companies in Europe and worldwide. KPMG AG is accredited for performing certifications according to a number of international standards and has advised and supported governmental agencies in the development of regulations, guidelines and certification programs on data protection and human rights.

SSP Blue has extensive experience providing clients with strategic business consulting in the safety, security, and privacy (SSP) arena. Founded in 2010 by Hemanshu Nigam, SSP Blue was retained by GNI to help build the assessment template for the Phase III assessments. A former federal prosecutor in the U.S. Department of Justice, Nigam participated in building the criminal compliance programs at Microsoft and MySpace and currently helps online companies when building such programs at the national and international levels.

DNV GL is committed to creating a safe and sustainable future. We deliver deep insight and pragmatic support to major companies enabling them to build effective sustainability strategies. We also help companies with assurance of their systems, products and processes. Through our world-leading certification, verification, assessment, and training services, we partner with our customers to build sustainable business performance and create stakeholder trust. DNV GL, whose origins go back to 1864, operates globally in more than 100 countries with its 16,000 professionals dedicated to helping their customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.