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Sedex

Overview

SEDEX

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

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.

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Clients

Clients
40
+

Clients

Training 
Hours
800
+

Training Hours

Certification
40
+

Certification

Sedex clients

Ashutosh Fibre Pvt. Ltd.
Huliot Pipes And Fittings Pvt. Ltd.
safari Bags
Terram Geosynthetics Private Limited
vishakha polyfab

Training

We offer a customized Sedex training program for organizations.

Sedex

Implementation and documentation requirements

Sedex

Internal Auditor training

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Frequently asked questions on Sedex

Following is the steps in an SEDEX audit,

  1. Submit a self-evaluation form: All applicants are required to complete a self-evaluation form before we begin with our SEDEX audit. Forms are filled out by the sites to be audited.
  2. Conduct a SEDEX audit on site: Our auditors visit the sites to be audited. An auditing team assesses the extent to which your social management documentation meets the SMETA criteria. The duration of any given audit depends on the number of employees and locations.
  3. Issue a report and CAPR: Once the SEDEX audit is done, our auditors create a corrective action plan for you along with a detailed audit report (SMETA Report & CAPR), which you can now upload to the SEDEX database.

The different types of SEDEX membership reflect the different types of organizations in global supply chains.

  • Buyer (A) membership is for organizations that only wish to view and run reports on their supply chain. Membership fees are determined by annual sales turnover
  • Buyer/Supplier (AB) membership is for organizations that wish to view and run reports on their supply chain and share information with their customers. Membership fees are determined by annual sales turnover
  • Supplier (B) membership is for organizations that wish to share information with their customers.
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Empower your business with 4C

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.

  • Team 4C has certified IQA auditors and SEDEX consultants for Consulting Services having 15+ years of experience.
  • 1000+ Clients Worldwide and 1500+ Certifications in Different Industries.
  • Our SEDEX consultants worked with more than 50 International & National Certification Bodies.
  • Regional presence in 12+ states of India.