The Supplier Ethical Data Exchange, or Sedex for short, is a globally renowned online platform that allows members to provide customers and partners with detailed information about their social and ethical performance. The aim is to ensure greater transparency across the entire supply chain.
The SMETA Audit Methodology : SMETA audits use the ETI Base Code, founded on the conventions of the International Labour Organization, as well as relevant local laws. SMETA audits can be conducted against two or four auditing pillars. The two pillars mandatory for any SMETA audit are Labor Standards and Health & Safety. The two additional pillars of a 4-pillar audit were introduced to further deepen the social responsibility aspect of SMETA audits.
A SMETA 2-pillar audit comprises the following modules:
Health and Safety
Additional Elements :
Entitlement to Work
Subcontracting and Homeworking
Environmental assessment (shortened)
A SMETA 4-pillar audit covers the above elements, plus: