ESG Due Diligence Investigations

I-OnAsia has the geographic coverage, diligence experience, integrity, lack of anti-Asian bias, and ESG and Human Rights Due Diligence experience necessary to deliver clear and convincing reports that demonstrate reasonable care.

Our team assists companies to overcome rebuttable presumptions. We are clear-eyed, having investigated illegal loggers, indentured servitude and human trafficking, child labour, corruption, and toxic corporate cultures.

I-OnAsia supports the transition to a sustainable economy with ESG and Human Rights Due Diligence to assist companies address import requirements while staying compliant with local laws.

Clients include the world’s largest global companies, multi-lateral institutions, institutional investors, corporate boards and their counsel. I-OnAsia is ranked by Chambers & Partners for Litigation Support in Asia, and our diligence reports are frequently included in reports by publicly listed companies to regulators.

​Due diligence that focuses on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) and human rights issues is becoming increasingly important.

Comprehensive Due Diligence Efforts

I-OnAsia’s existing survey and research processes can be enhanced at client request.

Our strengths are our on-the-ground capabilities. I-OnAsia’s team provides site visits and interview support that will meaningfully engage with affected stakeholders.

This due diligence support includes assessments of the composition of the workforce, a third party verification of training materials and corporate policies (including policy implementation).

I-OnAsia due diligence includes supplier and sub-contractor research, verification checks of production units and processing facilities and their ownership chain.

I-OnAsia is a specialist in the performance of due diligence on recruitment agencies, inclusive cross checks on wage payments, contracts, and fee structures.

Our reports are frequently circulated at the C-Suite level. We help clients demonstrate commitment to due diligence at the highest levels of their company.

I-OnAsia’s work is performed ethically and without bias. Reports include impact assessments.

Most of The World Is Good

Take it from us, most of the world is good and wants to do good.

I-OnAsia doesn’t make this statement lightly. After all, we have seen plenty of bad apples and are ranked by Chambers & Partners for Litigation Support in Asia for a reason. But, surveying the total universe of the ~18,000 due diligence assignments and white collar investigations subjects we have researched since 2001, we see that most of our due diligence subjects have been free of significant issues of concern.

I-OnAsia’s ESG Due Diligence is most certainly informed by our experience undertaking serious internal and external investigations into corruption, child labor, forced labor, human trafficking, natural resources smuggling, environmental crisis, and other sensitive issues. Our experience extends across the region: from Guam to Pakistan, from Bangladesh to Mongolia.

I-OnAsia digs deeply into the key sustainability dimensions: Environmental, Leadership & Governance, Business Model & Innovation, Social Capital, and Human Capital.

​Today, I-OnAsia’s ESG Due Diligence product satisfies leadership approaches, policies, standards and metrics for investors that have implemented an ESG program.

For many of our customers in Asia, this means digging deeply into the Supply Chain. We have moved beyond “key man risk” to “key supplier risk”.

Investor capital is increasingly being awarded to companies with higher quality ESG performance, and poor ESG comes at a great cost. Use cases for ESG approaches are more widely understood and accepted.

Pre-Investment, I-OnAsia performs due diligence on target companies to identify ESG risks and opportunities. Our goal is to collect data from stakeholders that are often overlooked. For example: factory workers lower down in the supply chain, residents around waste outlets, regulators, ex-employees, and online social communities.

​ESG risks in the supply chain that are examined by I-OnAsia include sourcing and materials, health and safety, labor conditions, environmental regulation compliance, organizational integrity, community relations, and other issues.