Integrity due diligence (IDD) is an in-depth study of a target’s reputation, business activities, ties and connections aimed at establishing that the target has provided accurate information to our client, and that there are no hidden reputational or other risks posed by associating with the target.
We also may identify political connections (and use thereof) and involvement in red flag issues, such as fraud, money laundering, bribery/corruption, tax evasion and links to organized crime. We can assist clients in meeting their obligations under anti-corruption legislation (such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the UK Bribery Act).
We have access to public and private databases such as corporate registries, press and court archives and international lists of concern. Our experience enables us to determine the quality and timeliness of information, and to cross-check it across different independent sources. Our team has extensive experience selecting and using reliable sources of information, and also in providing context.
When working with confidential sources, we first vet these sources and ensure that they operate according to Deloitte’s strictest standards of confidentiality and ethical behavior. We undertake certain confidentiality measures to avoid any leakage of information related to the client and the engagement.