Case study | Investigation leads to discrediting false concerns

Allegations of Problematic Labor Practices in the Gulf

Nardello & Co. was engaged by a US private equity firm to conduct due diligence on a conglomerate operating across the Middle East.

Our investigation identified allegations in the media regarding the treatment of laborers from South Asia employed at two locations in a particular Gulf state. Further research in Arabic and English language sources, and inquiries with sources in the relevant country and internationally, revealed that representatives from international labor groups had visited the locations of interest.

We determined that the inspections by these labor groups had identified no obvious concerns regarding the treatment of foreign laborers and that the allegations were unfounded.