Expert guidance for SEDEX SMETA success
Smeta Audit success to Achieve Sedex certification.
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SMETA Audit Requirements - SEDEX's Pillars
SEDEX employs its proprietary social auditing approach, SMETA (SEDEX Members Ethical Trade Audit), as a standardized framework for assessments. SMETA audit evaluates sites and suppliers across four foundational elements:
- Labour Standards
- Health and Safety
- Business Ethics
SMETA offers two audit options: the Smeta 2 Pillar and Smeta 4 Pillar audits, each encompassing distinct assessment criteria.
- Sedex 2 Pillar Audit covers Labour Standards and Health and Safety.
- Sedex 4 Pillar Audit encompasses Labour Standards, Health and Safety, detailed Environment Ethics, and Business Ethics.
SEDEX Membership Options
Three SEDEX membership categories cater to different organizational needs:
- Buyer (A): Access to viewing and running reports on the supply chain.
- Buyer/Supplier (AB): Viewing and sharing supply chain information with customers.
- Supplier (B): Sharing information with customers.
Industries Benefiting from SEDEX
SEDEX is applicable across industries, particularly beneficial where social injustices might arise. Industries such as Garments, Textiles, Pharmaceuticals, Oil & Gas, Heavy Machinery, Automobiles, and Construction find significant value in SEDEX compliance.
Implementing SEDEX: Key Elements of SMETA audit
Achieving SEDEX compliance involves:
- Legal Compliance
- Labour Standards
- Health & Safety
- Environmental Responsibility
- Ethical Business Practices
Sedex Member Benefits
SEDEX certification brings numerous advantages:
- Recognition as a socially compliant organization
- Status as a SEDEX-approved supplier
- Export expansion opportunities
- Legal and regulatory compliance
- Efficient multi-tier data management
- Enhanced business ethics focus
How Team Certifications Assists to Get SEDEX Certification
At Team Certifications, we’ve assisted over 40 clients in SEDEX certification & Smeta audit best practices for suppliers, offering 800+ hours of Supply chain compliance trainings and expertise. Our consultants guide you through every step of the SEDEX certification & implementation process, ensuring a seamless certification journey for your organization.
Ready to strengthen your business with SEDEX certification? Connect with our consultants for comprehensive assistance.
Need A Free Estimate for Sedex certifications ?
Cost of Sedex Smeta or similar, or product certifications varies from company to company and depend on several factors like the number of employees, inhouse facilities, details of suppliers, etc. In order to give an estimated quotation, we need to know your business details. Feel free to contact our experts to get an estimated quotation.