Corporate Social Responsibility Awards 2022

6 Acquisition International - Corporate Social Responaibility Awards 2022 Best Financial Crime Global Impact Mitigation Platform hemis is the Greek goddess of justice, law, order, and good counsel. As a company specialising in anti-financial crime technology, research, training, and investigation, Themis is certainly aptly named, with an ethos focused towards ridding financial crime on a global scale. Meanwhile, Themis’s work is truly impressive, covering some of the most prominent and damaging spheres of financial crime, such as modern slavery, human trafficking, the illegal wildlife trade and illicit mining. As Dickon explains, “we help our clients understand that financial crime facilitates many human and ecological challenges facing industries and societies across the globe.” There can be no doubt that financial crime truly underpins a plethora of supplementary endeavours, with Themis itself being a stalwart of the ongoing mission to halt the momentum of global crime. However, Themis’s work really lies in providing best-in-class technology and digital education. After all, the world is getting more digital and all businesses – legal and otherwise – are moving their operations online. Here Dickon explains the company’s work and mission in more detail. “Themis is a bridge between the private and public sectors in financial crime, demonstrated in our work with the UK’s Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, Home Office, Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Cabinet Office in leading the development of Modern Slavery training for 60,000+ of the UK’s regulated financial services firms.” “As well as our work alongside the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and SOCNet on the development, publication and worldwide marketing of an Illegal Wildlife Trading Toolkit for the financial services industry.” “Our anti-financial crime ESG focus differentiates us from our competitors and helps us attract new team members who hold the same principles. In this way we retain the ethos and culture of the company and it becomes self-perpetuating. All of this differentiates us.” It goes without saying that Themis’s team is defined by a drive to be innovative. That drive permeates every tier and individual within the company. As a business operating alongside the aforementioned organisations, Themis also has to keep pace with their operations and processes, including national sustainability initiatives. “The entire Themis team is focussed on delivering on our UN SDG, ESG and B-Corp impact objectives. Our internal culture is one of fostering respect for each other, our customers and other stakeholders and we are committed to equality, diversity and continuing education of the team. As a result of this ethos, a junior member of our team established a ‘Females in Themis’ employeeT Financial crime is evolving and adapting to greater technological tools. Those that tackle such crime must keep apace, and indeed, have an ethos dedicated to innovation and development. Following the success of Themis in the programme, we spoke with CEO Dickon Johnstone to find out more about Themis and its work. Nov22434 led movement which aims to promote women in technology; on the basis of this initiative the employee received a “Highly Commended” recognition in the PIMFA “Rising Talent” award in October 2022 as part of their Diversity & Inclusion awards,” Dickon adds. So, what does Themis have planned for the future? As you can imagine, Themis aims to further enhance its offerings. As they say, crime doesn’t stop, and neither does Themis. “Our plans are to increase the team, retaining our ethos and culture, and enhancing and expanding the reach of our Modern Slavery digital learning module and IWT Toolkit. We plan to focus our ESG research resources on illegal logging and deforestation as part of our UN SDG 15 objectives.” Company: Themis Contact: Dickon Johnstone, CEO Email: Web Address: Address: Castle House, Castle Street, Guildford, GU13UW, The United Kingdom Telephone: +44 (0)208 064 1724