Enhanced due diligence

SIGWATCH is an invaluable tool for bankers, investment fund managers, lawyers and procurement executives investigating potential reputational and governance problems with customers and suppliers.

Because SIGWATCH draws its information direct from primary NGO and activist sources, it is far more comprehensive than traditional EDD research tools like press databases.

Unlike media sources, SIGWATCH’s NGO-originated data is also virtually immune to corporate manipulation or suppression.

With over 20 percent of the corporate entities in our database being local companies and partners in hard-to-track regions like Asia, Africa, and Latin America, SIGWATCH is especially useful for assessing global supply chain risk.

With all records already in English and accompanied with links to primary sources, informed assessments of problems uncovered can be made immediately, reducing or even avoiding the cost of expensive on-the-ground investigations.

SIGWATCH data can even tell you which on-the-spot NGOs you should contact to verify allegations and obtain an independent perspective, making it a one-stop source for end-to-end EDD investigation.

Geographical breakdown of SIGWATCH corporate database

  • Europe 43%
  • North America 31%
  • Asia Pacific 14%
  • Latin America 9%
  • Africa, Middle East & Central Asia 3%

“Put simply, SIGWATCH gets to places other databases can't reach.”