SMETA (Sedex Members Ethical Trade) Audit 2017-10-16T08:06:45+00:00

SMETA (Sedex Members Ethical Trade) Audit

The Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (Sedex) is a not-for-profit, membership organisation that leads work with buyers and suppliers to deliver improvements in responsible and ethical business practices in global supply chains. Sedex was founded in 2001 by a group of retailers to drive convergence in social audit standards and monitoring practices. Sedex aims to ease the auditing burden on suppliers through the sharing of audit reports and to drive improvements in supply chain standards.

SMETA (Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit) is the audit methodology created by the Sedex membership to give a central agreed audit protocol which can be confidently shared. Created by the Associate Auditor Group (AAG) and involving multi-stakeholder consultation, it draws from practices defined by Sedex members and by the Global Social Compliance Programme (GSCP)www.gscpnet.com

About Sedex:

Sedex is a not for profit membership organisation dedicated to driving improvements in ethical and responsible business practices in global supply chains.
As the largest collaborative platform for sharing ethical supply chain data, Sedex is an innovative and effective supply chain management solution, helping you to reduce risk, protect your company reputation and improve supply chain practices.

Sedex has two main aims:

  1. To ease the burden on suppliers facing multiple audits, questionnaires and certifications
  2. To drive improvements in the ethical performance of global supply chains

Our core product is Sedex Advance, a secure, online database which allows members to store, share and report on information in four key areas:

Labour Standards

  • Health & Safety
  • The Environment
  • Business Ethics

Sedex is

  • A not for profit membership organisation dedicated to driving ethical improvements in global supply chains.
  • A secure online platform for sharing and viewing information on labour standards, health and safety, the environment and business ethics.
  • The largest collaborative platform for sharing ethical supply chain data.
  • A truly global organisation with members in over 150 countries.
  • Not a standard setting body, code of conduct or certification.