SEDEX stands for Supplier Ethical Data Exchange. It is a non-profit organization which enables companies to efficiently manage their ethical and responsible practices of their global supply chains, generating transparency through the provision of a data exchange. SEDEX also provides a web-based database which enables suppliers to share ethical data, such as ethical audit reports, with their customers. Likewise, customers can keep track of their suppliers and view the ethical reports shared with them.
SMETA stands for SEDEX Members Ethical Trade Audit. It is a social auditing methodology, enabling businesses to assess their sites and suppliers to understand working conditions in their supply chain. SMETA is designed to help auditors conduct high quality audits that encompass all aspects of responsible business practice, covering SEDEX’s four pillars of labor, health and safety, environment, and business ethics.
Following is the steps in an SEDEX audit,
The different types of SEDEX membership reflect the different types of organizations in global supply chains.
We at 4C Consulting are a well-established and SMETA consultants for your SEDEX certification services. Our experienced team of consultants and auditors will help you receive SEDEX Certification. We will help you to ensure the facility is sustaining its ethical and responsible practices throughout its global supply chains, through conducting surveillance audits.