Our Risk Scoring
Scoring the ERI begins with an analysis at the Country-level, utilising various publicly available NGO-driven frameworks. From this, independent auditors, engaged to examine Marshalls supply chain, establish a baseline expectation of the cultural paradigm in that country. They can then delve into the supply chain and assess Marshalls’ stone quarrying and processing operations; also contrasting it against the quarries and manufacturers supplying stone products to the wider stone industry. Thus the final ERI score for each stone type is always contrasted against the non-Marshalls supply chains for that material.
To illustrate the relative level of ethical risk, the Ethical Risk Index score is initially displayed using a basic Risk Indicator. This provides a quick, simple insight into the degree of ethical risk associated with that stone type, and how the Marshalls supply chain compares to the cluster. If users require a more in-depth perspective, they can access the Ethical Radar which clearly displays the scoring for that product against each of the 10 measures making up the ERI score.