RepRisk screens, on a daily basis, over 90,000 public sources and stakeholders in 20 languages. These include print media, online media, social media including Twitter and blogs, government bodies, regulators, think tanks, newsletters, and other online sources. These sources range from the international to the regional, national, and local level.
RepRisk believes it is important to look at performance, not just policies. Therefore, RepRisk takes an outside-in approach to assessing a company: Its research captures and analyzes information from media, stakeholders, and other public sources external to a company. This perspective helps to assess whether a company’s policies and processes are translating into actual performance on the ground. In essence, RepRisk acts as a “reality check” of a company’s business conduct. For example, a company may have a human rights policy, but what do stakeholders and sources at the local level report about how this company is handling human rights issues?