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PEP-check, Sanction list, and Adverse media check

Validata checks public and external data sources, so you don't run any unnecessary risks.

PEP check: which international lists does Validata check?

The PEP (Politically Exposed Persons) and associated lists are drawn up internationally. Resources such as local governments, the CIA World Leaders List, and the CIA World Factbook are used. A PEP list consists of five levels with powerful political officials, such as heads of state, government, and parliament leaders at level one and close associates of a PEP at level five.

Sanction lists and adverse media checks: what do we focus on?

An international sanction list is  drawn up from sources including the United States, United Nations (UN), European Union, and the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) . During an adverse media check, Validata checks whether a (potential) employee or partner appears negatively on a current list of convicted persons and organisations. A team of researchers check daily publications from financial, regulatory, and disciplinary authorities worldwide . However, anti-corruption agencies such as Interpol, Europol, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are also consulted.

Why conduct a PEP-check, Sanction list, and Adverse media check with Validata?

  • Validata addresses your concerns: As soon as you have registered a (potential) employee and have chosen the matching screening profile, Validata takes the entire screening process off your hands. You can look into the results of the PEP, Sanction list, and Adverse media check in the screening report.
  • Looks beyond borders: For the PEP-check, Sanction list, and Adverse media check, Validata consults various international sources which are continuously updated.
  • Is a specialist in employment screening: Validata has been a specialist in employment screening since 2009. As a result of/Because of our many years of experience, we offer a fast and efficient screening process that complies with current (privacy) laws and regulations.