What is Sedex?
Before we explain what is Sedex Audits we have to know about Sedex and SMETA. Sedex is a Standard used for Ethical Trade Audits. SEDEX is a non-profit organization which works by the secure online data base for the improvement of ethical and responsible business practices. Sedex members can share and manage information related to Labour Standards, Health & Safety, The Environment and Business Ethics. Sedex members are committed for enhancement. The main role of Sedex is to share and manage supply-chain information in an effective manner, aiming at Continuous improvement.
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A SMETA AUDIT-SEDEX
A SMETA AUDIT-SEDEX- A Sedex audit comprised of Two-Pillar and Four-Pillar Audit.
1. Labour Standards
2. Health & Safety
3. Additional Elements:
• Management Systems
• Entitlement to Work
• Subcontracting and Homeworking
• Environment (shortened)
Four Pillar Audit covers additionally
1. Environment (extended) – this replaces the Environment (shortened version)
2. Business Ethics
What is SMETA?
SMETA (Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit) is the Audit methodology which is created by the Sedex members to provide a protocol which is shared with a feel of self-assurance. SMETA is comprised of Ethical Trade Initiative Base Code and the local laws as its Standards for monitoring the audit methodology. SMETA can use other codes which are based on conventions of ILO (International Labour Organization). SMETA is not a type of new methodology, in fact it is a new audit process which compile good practices in an ethical way. Audit report format of SMETA is easily understandable for all.
Areas of audit
• Labour Standards
• Health & Safety
• Business Ethics
• Management System
• Code Implementation
• Entitlement to work
• Home working
As a Producer going to Face a Sedex /SMETA audit for the first Time- This is what you can expect on the day of Audit
Our Quality Assurance
• Calibration meetings for Auditors
• Independent Sedex audit Report review before uploading
• Duplicate Evening visits to random factories
• Business Ethics agreements and Refresher courses
Membership Enrolment with APSCA.
Eurocert S A has now been given provisional membership by APSCA. APSCA approved member firms and CSCA are trusted professionals of the social compliance industry. As a provisional and committed member of APSCA, Eurocert is committed to enhance the cause of APSCA – To increase the value and effectiveness of independent social compliance audits by enhancing the professionalism, consistency and credibility of individuals and organizations performing them. Eurocert is thus going to offer its high standard of Social auditing with highly ethical and professional auditors in Asia and Europe
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Useful links for Sedex :-
- How to register your company on Sedex Advance
- Full Registration process (Supplier B Members)
- How to pay sedex membership fee
- How to Apply and complete Global SAQ
- How to initiate an Audit
- How to download sedex audit report template (For Auditors)
- How to add and submit corrective actions
- Renewing supplier membership for sedex