Managing and Mitigating Risk

Centralise and interpret diverse data sets from multiple sources, providing a singular source of truth to effectively comprehend and address governance, environmental, and human rights risks. Streamline sustainability risk management and mitigation.

Managing & Mitigating Risk

Key features

A critical component of responsible sourcing Origin combines your business data, relevant 3rd party data sources and supplier information to mitigate risk in supply chain operations.

Combine risk pillars.

Combine multiple risk pillars including 3rd party data sources.

Rating engine.

Profile updates and assessment responses dynamically feed into the rating engine.

Risk ratings.

Intrinsic risk ratings derived from location, process, and product attributes.

Immediate risk.

Immediate risk overrides when critical non-compliance issues detected.

Supplier ratings.

View suppliers’ overall ratings and drill down to explore specific risk attributes.

Historic record.

A time stamp provides a historic record of progress capturing and reporting on improvements over time.


Real time alerts to changes in risk rating.

Output risk.

Output risk data by geography, category or supplier.


Improvement plan dashboard.

The dashboard surfaces non-compliance issues generated, whether due to responses to an assessment, expiry of certification, or the result of other risk thresholds met due to operational updates.


Risk rating.

Configured around the specifics of your supply chain, Origin's real-time flexible risk engine combines multiple influences to provide a supplier's overall rating.


Risk data.

Origin processes risk data from internal business systems via 3rd party feeds and through data gathered directly from suppliers to provide a single view of performance.

How does Origin integrate with other systems and platforms?

The importance of seamless integration with other systems and platforms is a cornerstone of Origins architecture. We use a variety of methods to push and pull data from 3rd party platforms. Our integration methods range from direct API integration to consuming and outputting raw Excel or CSV files. We provide customised integration solutions that meet our clients unique needs. If you have any questions or concerns about integrations our team is always available to provide support and guidance.

How does Origin support supplier engagement and collaboration?

We understand that supplier engagement and collaboration are critical components of responsible sourcing, and we have features and tools to address these challenges.

Suppliers are kept notified whenever there is a requirement for information to be shared through the integrated email communications engine as well as through notifications display on the suppliers’ dashboards. Team members collaborate with suppliers through an improvement plans module to share remediation plans and receive updates from their suppliers.

Supplier dashboards include a resources centre providing access to help, technical and performance standards documentation. Information is structured based on the supplier type surfacing information that is relevant to them. The resource centre provides suppliers with practical help via easy-to-access document files and the option to include embedded how-to videos

What are the reporting and analytics capabilities of your platform?

Origin offers a comprehensive reporting and analytics solution that includes real-time dashboards and configurable reports. The dashboards provide an overview of open tasks and supplier activity, such as required certifications, completion of assessments or audits, and changes to supplier status or risk ratings. The data grid views in Origin are sortable, filterable, and exportable in spreadsheet format, enabling teams to analyse and manipulate data as needed. With these tools, companies can gain valuable insights into their supply chain operations and make data-driven decisions to improve their sustainability and efficiency.

What kind of training and support do you offer?

Origin's intuitive user interface and integrated help text assist administrators in becoming adept at working within the platform. Nevertheless, we understand effective training and support are critical to the success of any new technology implementation. That's why we offer various training and support services to help our clients get the most out of our platform.

We hold regular client catchups remotely and on-site to provide training, advice, and information on available updates and developments. We also assign a dedicated account manager to every client, who is available to answer any questions and provide ongoing support.Our product and support teams are UK-based, and we pride ourselves on our responsiveness in answering queries and helping our clients derive the maximum benefit from the platform. Whether it&'s technical support, training, or advice on best practices, we're committed to providing our clients with the resources they need to succeed.

How does Origin calculate risk?

Using a data-driven approach, Origin calculates risk by interpreting multiple risk influences and inputs chosen by customers or specialist partners.

The platform provides companies with valuable insights into potential risks within their supply chains, including those related to governance, environmental sustainability, social responsibility, and ethical sourcing.

Industry sectors have different risk profiles with unique intrinsic, demographic, and operational risk influences. As a result, companies need to tailor their risk management approaches based on their specific risk profiles. Origin helps companies implement the appropriate risk model and data sources to focus on supply chain due diligence efforts specific to their business and operations.

We chose the Origin platform to create our sustainable procurement framework, which encourages best practices across our supply chain. The platform combines supplier data with research and insights and Origins rating engine provides a sustainability maturity score based on suppliers' actions and strategies. We're thrilled with the results, and we look forward to extending the platform further with the team at Grouptree.

Kevin Dunckley, Chief Sustainability Officer, HH Global

We’ve had a great experience working with Grouptree on the configuration and implementation of the Origin platform. The team dedicated time to understanding our needs, tailoring the platform to our supply chain and then being on hand to provide training and support us through the launch process.

Cerian Atwell, Senior Sustainability Manager – Environment and Chemicals, M&S

We're delighted to use Origin for our supply chain due diligence and transparency requirements. The flexibility of the system and the ability to configure the platform around the specifics of our supply chain were essential. The level of service and support is fantastic, and we always know we can get to through to the team whenever we need assistance.

Sally Williamson, Environmental Social Governance Manager, ALLSAINTS.

We are really pleased with how intuitive the platform is to use and being able to manage facility onboarding, assessments and audits in one place, all monitored on interactive dashboards is transforming the way we work with our suppliers.

Cerian Atwell, Senior Sustainability Manager – Environment and Chemicals, M&S


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To learn more about how Origin can help your business achieve outstanding due diligence and help ensure you have a responsible supply chain, please download our overview eBook.

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