Sustainability & Responsible Business

Promote sustainability and responsible business practices with AKW Consultants.

How Does AKW

Value Sustainability

At AKW Consultants, not only are we service providers in the field of Sustainability and Responsible Sourcing, we, ourselves, are committed to embracing sustainability as an integral part of our business ethos. Our approach revolves around the three crucial elements of Supply Chain Management – Planet, People, and Profits, representing our commitment to environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and financial sustainability. We prioritise ethical labour practices, reducing our carbon footprint, and believe sustainability enhances profitability. Our vision values sustainability, creating a better world for all.

Supply Chain Review Mapping

We meticulously map your supply chain to identify areas where responsible practices can be enhanced, ensuring transparency and compliance at every step.

Policy, Procedure, & Compliance

Our team helps develop and implement responsible policies and procedures, ensuring that your supply chain operations meet legal requirements and industry standards.

Manual Development

We assist in the creation of manuals and books that outline best practices for responsible supply chain management.

Supply Chain Compliance

Supply Chain Compliance

Supply Chain Review Mapping

We meticulously map your supply chain to identify areas where responsible practices can be enhanced, ensuring transparency and compliance at every step.

Policy, Procedure, & Compliance

Our team helps develop and implement responsible policies and procedures, ensuring that your supply chain operations meet legal requirements and industry standards.

Manual Development

We assist in the creation of manuals and books that outline best practices for responsible supply chain management.

SRB Advisory

ESG Advisory

Our environmental, social, and governance advisory services are dedicated to helping your business develop and implement sustainable strategies that align with ESG principles.

CSR Advisory

Our corporate social responsibility advisory services focus on responsible business practices, including ethical sourcing and non-financial risk assessments.

Ethics, Integrity, & Governance Advisory

Our ethics, integrity, and governance advisory services encompass corporate governance, business ethics, and anti-bribery and corruption guidance.

SA8000 Certifications

We assist businesses in achieving SA8000 certifications, ensuring their commitment to responsible and ethical labour practices.

Consulting for RJC

Our consultants provide guidance for businesses seeking Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) certifications, promoting sustainable and ethical jewellery industry practices.

CSR Investigations

We conduct investigations to identify and address non-compliance issues, promoting responsible and ethical business operations.

Audit & Certifications

Audit & Certifications

SA8000 Certifications

We assist businesses in achieving SA8000 certifications, ensuring their commitment to responsible and ethical labour practices.

Consulting for RJC

Our consultants provide guidance for businesses seeking Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) certifications, promoting sustainable and ethical jewellery industry practices.

CSR Investigations

We conduct investigations to identify and address non-compliance issues, promoting responsible and ethical business operations.

Industries

Real Estate
Precious
Metals
Trading
FMCG
Aviation
Investment
& Holding
Oil & Gas
Healthcare
Construction
Banking
Financial
Exchange
Food &
Beverage

Our Experts

Faisal Ahmed

CEO & Managing Partner

Faisal Ahmed serves as the Managing Partner & CEO of AKW Consultants, bringing a wealth of experience and expertise to the organisation. With over 23 years of global experience in financial crime compliance, anti-money laundering, tax advisory, and auditing, Faisal is a distinguished chartered accountant.

Faisal Ahmed

CEO & Managing Partner

Faisal Ahmed serves as the Managing Partner & CEO of AKW Consultants, bringing a wealth of experience and expertise to the organisation. With over 23 years of global experience in financial crime compliance, anti-money laundering, tax advisory, and auditing, Faisal is a distinguished chartered accountant.  
  
Faisal’s professional journey began with a strong foundation, spending over six years at KPMG before further honing his skills during an eight-year tenure at PwC in London. His dedication to excellence and his commitment to the industry led him to gain three years of invaluable experience with HSBC, where he held the prestigious position of Director and Global Head for Client Due Diligence for AML Compliance in both the Middle East and London offices.  
  
Since early 2016, Faisal has been a driving force in the consulting world. He later established his sole proprietorship entities, AKW Tax Reclaim Accounting and Consultancy and AKW Consultants, in January and February 2018, respectively. Faisal has successfully overseen numerous turnkey AML compliance remediation projects, benefiting a wide range of institutions, including banks, finance companies, money exchanges, and DNFBPs.  
  
Faisal is not only a seasoned practitioner but also a recognized subject matter expert in AML compliance. His expertise extends beyond the corporate realm, as he holds accreditation as a compliance and banking trainer at the prestigious London Institute of Banking and Finance. His remarkable contributions have been acknowledged with awards, including the “KYC Guru” award in 2020 and the “Best Compliance Team” award in 2021. The latter recognised his pivotal role in establishing the AML Compliance Framework for the first UAE cryptocurrency trading company in DMCC, Dubai.  

Kenneth Khalkho
Kenneth Khalkho

Director

With a remarkable 27-year career, Kenneth is a thought leader in CSR, sustainability, and climate change, with his insights featured in notable publications. Kenneth is a thought leader in CSR, sustainability, and climate change featured in several notable publications.

Kenneth Khalkho

Director

With a remarkable 27-year career, Kenneth is a thought leader in CSR, sustainability, and climate change, with his insights featured in notable publications. Kenneth is a thought leader in CSR, sustainability, and climate change featured in several notable publications. He has extensive experience as a non-financial auditor, consultant, trainer, and investigator. His expertise covers corporate governance, ethics, fraud investigation, risk assessment, social audits, SDGs, ESG, CSR advisory, supply chain compliance, AML, skill development, and more. He served as Director at Ernst & Young, leading supply chain compliance. Kenneth was also a Partner at Thinkthrough Consulting, specialising in sustainable development. Kenneth has actively participated in government initiatives and skill development missions with organisations like NSDC and MoRD. He consistently emphasises ethical business practices, supply chain integrity, environmental sustainability, and social responsibility.  

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