Award-Winning Supply Chain Risk Management Service, Veriforce CHAS, Launches in Australia

Leading international provider of supply chain risk prevention, compliance, and supply chain management solutions expands services to Australia and New Zealand

Veriforce CHAS, the renowned UK-based provider of supply chain risk management services, is excited to announce the launch of CHAS Australia. 

Headquartered in Sydney, this expansion brings the award-winning compliance services of Veriforce CHAS to Australia, providing contractors, clients and material suppliers across the ANZ region with comprehensive support in navigating ever-evolving legislation and increasing regulatory standards.

Established in 1997, CHAS is a trusted name in supply chain risk management in the United Kingdom, offering industry-leading health and safety assessments and pioneering risk management accreditation schemes. With over 25 years of experience setting risk management standards and compliance benchmarks, CHAS has completed more than half a million assessments tailored to various sectors and client requirements.

CHAS is part of Veriforce, the world’s largest supply chain risk management network, who serve more than 3,200 hiring companies and 80,000 contractors in over 130 countries.

CHAS Australia assists buyer organisations such as construction, mining, and facilities management companies to manage supply chain risks in an ever-changing business landscape effectively. CHAS will help contractors and material suppliers demonstrate compliance with dynamic legislation and regulatory standards, helping them to secure work.

Gaining accreditation with CHAS is a trusted stamp of approval, signifying a commitment to responsible business practices and compliance across a range of business-critical areas. This includes workplace health and safety, environmental management and modern slavery, state-specific labour laws and insurance legislation as well as client-specific accident and incident reporting standards.

Veriforce CHAS Managing Director Ian McKinnon
Key benefits of becoming a Veriforce CHAS Contractor:

Increase compliance standards: Highlight compliance in critical areas such as workplace health and safety, environmental management, and more.

Save time and money: Streamline the pre-qualification tendering process by avoiding multiple assessments with different bodies.

Pre-qualify for contracts: Access a growing network of clients across Australia and various industries.

Effortlessly manage compliance policies: Utilise MY CHAS, an online contractor portal, to centralise and update compliance documents.

Peace of mind as part of Veriforce: Benefit from being part of the world’s largest supply chain risk management network.

Key benefits of becoming a Veriforce CHAS Client:

Manage supply chain risks: Instantly access the CHAS Client Portal to optimise procurement and supply chain activities.

Filter views of contractors: Find contractors and suppliers with demonstrated compliance in up to 10 areas of risk management.

Access state and client-specific information: Obtain answers to state-specific and client-specific questionnaires.

Commenting on the launch of CHAS Australia, Veriforce CHAS Managing Director Ian McKinnon says: “I am thrilled to announce the expansion of Veriforce CHAS’s award-winning compliance services into Australia with the launch of CHAS Australia.

“With over two decades of experience in supply chain risk management, CHAS is a beacon of trust and reliability in the United Kingdom. This strategic move into the Australian market underscores our commitment to supporting businesses in navigating the complex landscape of compliance, ensuring they meet the highest standards of health and safety, environmental management, and more.

“Our proven track record in the UK, where we have set industry benchmarks for over 25 years, positions CHAS Australia as a valuable partner for those seeking to not only meet but exceed compliance expectations.”

Raj Bali announced as Business Development Director for Australian base

Veriforce CHAS has appointed Raj Bali to the role of Business Development Director as the company starts establishing its presence in Australia.

Raj brings over 20 years of experience in business development and sales leadership with previous roles at supply chain risk management firm Avetta (Browz) as well as Bluetree Solutions and Insight AI/Quantum Four AI Lab.

Raj’s most recent role was as Enterprise Sales and Channels Partner Manager at Benchmark Estimating Software, helping clients grow their businesses through Benchmark’s specialist cost projection software.

Commenting on his appointment, Raj Bali says: “I’m thrilled to be joining Veriforce CHAS as Business Development Director, and I’m looking forward to applying Veriforce CHAS’s award-winning approach to help Australian businesses reduce their risks and improve performance.”

Veriforce CHAS Managing Director Ian McKinnon adds: “Raj is a fantastic appointment to the new Veriforce CHAS team in Australia, and we are delighted to welcome him on board.

“Raj brings extensive experience in business development and account management as well as a robust understanding of the Australian risk management landscape. We are confident he will prove invaluable in our mission to help Australian businesses optimise their risk management processes.”

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About Veriforce CHAS: 

Veriforce CHAS is the leading provider of risk prevention, compliance and supply chain management services for clients and contractors. Our aims are to:

▪      standardise and simplify health and safety assessment for contractors

▪      support organisations in efficiently managing their supply chains

▪      deliver a full suite of supply chain management tools.

About Veriforce 

Veriforce® is a recognised leader in delivering comprehensive, integrated supply chain risk management solutions that help bring workers home safely and optimize business performance. The company’s SaaS safety and compliance platform, data integrity and verification practices, and standardized safety training programs empower leading organizations to drive safety and compliance into their supply chains and down to the worker level.

As the world’s largest supply chain risk management network, Veriforce partners with over 3,200 hiring companies in over 130 countries, serving more than 80,000 contractors, over 7,000 authorized instructors and evaluators, and millions of individual workers. This network makes Veriforce (including Veriforce CHAS) the preferred partner for companies that strive to ensure a safe, qualified third-party workforce. Company offices are in the U.S., Canada, South Africa, the U.K., and Australia.

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