What if reports indicate that an area has a number of risks?

The auditor can ask questions related to specific reports or articles and ask how those were assessed during the CAHRA procedure.  However, reports or news articles alone are not conclusive evidence that an area is high-risk, and there may be a reasonable explanation as to why a company determined it was low-risk.  For example, a smelter may be sourcing from the eastern part of a country with transit directly from the east into their country, while media or NGO reports identify risks in the western part of the country.