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Reprisk Data Used for Technology on Trial Report by the Chartered Quality Institute

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The first CQI Insight Report finds sector wide governance failures
after assessing the world's leading technology companies

RepRisk, a leading research and business intelligence provider,
specializing in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) and business
conduct risks, and the Chartered Quality Institute (CQI), a global
professional body advancing the practice of quality management, are
delighted to announce the release of the first CQI Insight Report Technology
on Trial,
focusing on the world's largest 14 tech companies and
their corporate governance performance.

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Estelle Clark, Director of Policy at the CQI, comments: "For the first
time, the failings of the tech sector is laid bare. We have found a
sector mired in governance violations, more akin to the first industrial
revolution, than companies at the vanguard of technological advancement
in the 21st century."

"We should be expecting the tech sector to set new, higher, standards
for governance rather than lagging way behind," Estelle concludes.

"We are pleased to provide data for CQI's efforts in digging deeper into
companies' business conduct," says Alexandra Mihailescu Cichon,
Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing at RepRisk. "ESG and
business conduct risks related to human rights, labor, and corruption
can translate into reputational, compliance, and financial risks for a
company and we encourage increased transparency."

The report covers the last eighteen months and was compiled by CQI using
RepRisk's data that analyzes sources worldwide and in 20 languages
ranging from media, stakeholders, and other public sources external to a
company. RepRisk is specialized in systematically identifying, analyzing
and quantifying business conduct risks such as human rights violations,
breaches of labor standards, environmental damage, corruption, and
violations of international standards.

To read the full report, please click here.

About RepRisk

RepRisk is a leading research and business intelligence provider,
specializing in ESG and business conduct risks.

As a premium due diligence solution, RepRisk helps clients prevent and
mitigate ESG business conduct risks related to their operations,
business relationships, and investments.

Since 2006, RepRisk has been leveraging artificial intelligence and
human analysis to translate big data into actionable analytics and
metrics. With daily updates, universal coverage, and curated adverse
data on companies, projects, sectors, and countries, RepRisk offers a
suite of a powerful risk management and compliance services.

Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, RepRisk serves clients worldwide,
enabling them to reduce blind spots and shed light on risks that can
have reputational, compliance, and financial impacts on a company.

For more information, please visit www.reprisk.com.

About Chartered Quality Institute

The Chartered Quality Institute (CQI) is a global professional body
advancing the practice of quality management in all sectors – improving
the performance of organisations by developing their capability in
quality management.

With members all over the world, the CQI is uniquely placed to define
and lead the quality profession, setting the standards for its
capability and scope through the CQI Competency Framework. The CQI
supports the development of good governance, agile assurance and a
culture of continuous improvement through membership services, training,
learning and thought leadership. The CQI is the only organisation in the
world that can award chartered status to quality professionals – an
unrivalled mark of excellence.

For more information, please visit www.quality.org.

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