Adverse Media Searches

You invest so much time and effort into building your reputation. Don't risk harming it by doing business with those 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. With Descartes Visual Compliance Adverse Media Searches, details about the media coverage on Regulatory, Competitive, Financial, Environmental, Production, Social, and Labor related topics—including links to relevant news stories—are returned directly in Descartes Visual Compliance, helping your organization to make an informed decision.

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Key benefits for your organization

Added Layer of Due Diligence

To make it easy to determine if a potential business partner carries risk negatively impacting an organization's reputation, the solution provides links to relevant news stories that highlight potential involvement in unlawful and/or unsavory activities.

Save Time

Get up-and-running quickly, with a streamlined implementation process.

Prioritized Compliance Results

Your results arrive back quickly and contain the necessary regulatory compliance information organized by relevant details and alert levels, all of which further streamlines your review process and helps you prioritize your time.

Detailed Content

Adverse media searches include information on the company and secondary identifiers, categorized results, and, where applicable, government action identifiers.

Improve Consistency

Establish organization-wide compliance by leveraging a SaaS-driven solution with worldwide access, 24/7.

Solution Highlights


Screen anywhere and anytime and receive accurate and easy-to-interpret results.


Avoid the embarrassment and damaged reputation that could be associated with working with organizations that may be involved in unsavory or unlawful activities.


Descartes Visual Compliance provides a full range of audit recording and due diligence that automatically record screening details and allow users to easily demonstrate their compliance activities

Negative news coverage is often a red flag that prompts organizations to conduct further due diligence and background research on potential business partners. The scope of negative news is not limited to allegations of unlawful practices or convictions related to any number of crimes—a client's bad reputation is enough to pose unnecessary complications.

Why choose Descartes Visual Compliance?

Incredibly Intuitive

Descartes Visual Compliance is a simple and intuitive system that anyone in your organization can use quickly and easily.

Dedicated Service

Our customer service teams and regulatory compliance specialists have the necessary expertise to help support your compliance process from day one onward. Additionally, your dedicated service representative is there to help you every step of the way.

Modular Approach

We provide an à la carte menu of compliance solutions, which allows you to focus on your key risk management needs. As your business needs change, Descartes Visual Compliance adapts to support you.

Our Clients are Our Best Advocates

Those who use Descartes Visual Compliance love it, it's as simple as that. Our greatest advocates are our clients. Our diverse client base includes organizations in every industry, in locations all around the globe.

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For more information about adverse media search software solutions

To learn more, call toll-free 1-877-328-7866 (Intl: 716-881-2590) and talk to one of our compliance consultants. They'll help you analyze your requirements, evaluate your options, and provide focused software demonstrations.