Since its start in 2004, Holland Integrity Group has a great deal of experience in performing integrity due diligence or screenings. We support organisations in the executions of integrity due diligence into future directors, supervisory officers and staff members who are appointed to so-called integrity sensitive positions.
Apart from screening their employees, we conduct integrity due diligence into takeover candidates, potential buyers and sellers, and the key people involved. We also perform integrity due diligence into legal entities and individuals who wish to become clients of financial institutions, housing associations, trust companies and other professional service providers.
We apply a risk-oriented methodology which we have developed based on our knowledge and experience of legislation and regulations, forensic investigations and security investigations which are used by the Dutch government. Each integrity investigation is unique, like each relationship entered into with a business relation, client or employee is unique. In consultation with our client, we draw up a risk profile based on the nature of the future relationship: the greater the risk, the more efforts we will put into gaining insight into these potential risks. After all, the risks attached to a future CFO or CEO are different compared to those attached to a purchaser of property from a housing association or a client of a trust office.
"Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own"
In addition to determining the risk profile, we make a distinction between two investigation options: with the cooperation of the individual(s) involved, or without. In the event that the risk profile of the future business relation, client or employee is deemed low, an investigation into public sources is sufficient. Cooperation of the person(s) involved is not necessary in such cases. However, in cases where the risk profile of the future business relation, client or employee is deemed medium or high, we advise involving the person(s) in the integrity due diligence and asking for his or her cooperation. Discretion and professional cooperation are crucial here.
Please contact us to discuss your request, if you require more information on integrity due diligence.