The Global Network Initiative (GNI) welcomes two new assessor organizations who are eligible to conduct assessments of member companies. These are: Threefold Sustainability Advisory Services and Venable LLP, of which former assessor SSP Blue is now a part of.

In addition, the following companies have been reaccredited as eligible assessors for the upcoming 2021/2022 assessment cycle: AJA Europe Ltd., Deloitte Statsautoriseret Revisionspartnerselskab, DNV, Ernest & Young (EY) SL, Foley Hoag LLP, iTrust Ethics, KPMG Assessors S.L., Moores Rowland (MRI), and Osborne Clark.

GNI’s accreditation process verifies that individuals and organizations conducting GNI assessments are independent and have the expertise and experience needed to carry out this work. Accredited assessors must maintain independence from the companies they assess and adhere to the highest professional standards to conduct assessments. Independent assessors are therefore accredited by GNI following a thorough validation of their ability to assess member companies on their implementation of the GNI Principles of Freedom of Expression and Privacy. Assessors must demonstrate that they meet GNI’s independence and competency criteria and satisfy other reasonable requirements. GNI’s Executive Director reviews potential assessors and the GNI Board makes decisions on the accreditation of an organization.

“We are very pleased with our pool of assessors who will implement the assessment methodology, contained in the recently revamped Assessment Toolkit, to conduct assessments of whether company members are “making good-faith efforts to implement the GNI Principles with improvement over time,” said Judith Lichtenberg, GNI Executive Director.

Learn more about GNI assessors.