The Russian invasion of Ukraine has demonstrated that supply chains are vulnerable to more than pandemic-related disruptions or cyberattacks – the response to sanctions is just as important to supply chain resilience. Sanctions levied against Russia will require companies around the world to ensure they – and their suppliers – are not doing business with sanctioned organizations or individuals, or otherwise risk severe financial and legal penalties and the resulting reputational damage. Since a supplier’s reputation can become your company’s reputation too, this case serves as a reminder that it’s essential to monitor third parties for reputational risk that could impact your firm’s bottom line.
Reputational risks encompass threats to the name, goodwill, or credibility of a business that can ultimately affect its revenue. While reputational risk is difficult to quantify and comes in many forms – whether self-inflicted or from third-party business associations – it can spark business disruptions that are equally as severe as more tangible risks. This post focuses on third-party supplier or vendor reputational risks.
Supplier reputational risks include:
Negative news or adverse media coverage, including everything from unethical hiring practices and product quality issues, to criminal activities and environmental disasters.
5 Strategies to Reduce Supplier Reputational Risk
Discover which reputational risks to watch out for, what penalties to avoid, and how to automate and simplify your reputational risk management initiatives.
Unchecked supplier reputational risk can result in loss of customers, revenue, shareholder value and goodwill. So how do organizations improve visibility into potentially damaging supplier reputational risk?
Consider leveraging these five strategies:
It’s clear that assessing and monitoring for supplier reputational risk can’t be done using spreadsheets or by scanning dozens of disparate intelligence sources. Instead, organizations should look for solutions that normalize, correlate and analyze information from across multiple sources to enable actionable reporting and remediation.
Download the white paper, 5 Strategies for Reducing Supplier Reputational Risk, which expands on the types of reputational risks to watch out for, what penalties to expect, and important capabilities to look for in a solution to automate and simplify reputational risk management.