Adverse Media Searches
You invest so much time and effort into building your reputation. Don’t risk harming it by unwittingly doing business with organizations and individuals engaged in illegal or unsavory activities.
Determine if potential business partners carry reputational risk
While not explicitly unlawful to do business with entities with negative news coverage, it may not be worth risking your reputation to do so.
Descartes Visual Compliance™ Adverse Media Searches provides details about media coverage on Regulatory, Competitive, Financial, Environmental, Production, Social, and Labor related topics—including links to relevant news stories—helping you make an informed decision.
How we can benefit you
Mitigate the potential damage of doing business with high-risk parties
- Added Layer of Due Diligence
The solution provides links to relevant news stories that highlight potential involvement in unlawful and/or unsavory activities.
- Save TimeGet up and running quickly with a streamlined implementation process.
- Improve ConsistencyEstablish organization-wide compliance by leveraging a SaaS-driven solution with worldwide access, 24/7.
- Detailed ContentAdverse media searches include information on the company and secondary identifiers, categorized results, and, where applicable, government action identifiers.
- Prioritized Compliance ResultsYour results arrive back quickly, containing all the necessary regulatory compliance information organized by priority and alert levels.
Solving compliance challenges
Helping organizations mitigate risk and stay compliant with efficient and precise processes
The initial feedback from the employees was, ‘this is awesome. This is a huge improvement, we love it.’ … Descartes Visual Compliance™ has managed to save us nearly 28,000 man-hours per year, and reduce our compliance risk exposure.
Due to the rising importance of compliance in our sector, we needed an automated screening solution that is efficient and highly reliable. Implementing the Descartes solution has resulted in a more systematic and efficient screening practice, which has significantly reduced costs and risks for the company and its clients.
Embedding Descartes Visual Compliance into our internally-developed systems and leveraging its automated screening capability has helped us to keep pace with the growing number of contracts that we manage. The technology increases capacity in the compliance team to focus on more strategic activities, such as training and internal stakeholder engagement.
You can’t grow your business if you keep doing manual screening. Descartes Visual Compliance was very easy to integrate into our existing ERP and sales platform. Now we have an automated way to check every order as it comes in. There’s no manual screening and we only have to go in to check when there is a flag.
By automating screening of our trade partner database against denied party lists and determining appropriate export license requirements, Argosy has realized a 75% productivity gain in our compliance practice. Descartes Visual Compliance has allowed us to focus more resources on international growth, better mitigate risk and ensure we achieve 100% trade compliance rates.
Curated and verified for quality
Our solution uses renowned suppliers of business information and research vetted by prominent worldwide experts
- Accurate business information
- Vetted research
- A global network of validation experts
- Up-to-date data
Protect Your Reputation
Avoid the potential damaged reputation from working with organizations that may be involved in unsavory or unlawful activities
- Wide range of media sources
- Check clients, customers, and third parties
- Links to relevant news stories
- Informed decision making
Built-in record keeping
Descartes Visual Compliance provides a full range of automatically recorded information
- Automatically record screening details
- Easily demonstrate due diligence
- Single source of truth
Streamline your compliance journey
Denied Party Screening
Comply with international trade regulations and avoid dealing with unauthorized parties.
Facilitate fast and accurate export classification decisions.
Streamline your export documentation, compliance, and licensing processes.