SEDEX SMETA- Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit
SMETA audits are at factories to assess how labor, health and safety, environmental and business ethics standards are being met. Sedex helps suppliers to share the same data with many customers, reduces the need for multiple audits and allows both parties to concentrate on process improvements. Sedex members are then allowed to store, share and report on this information in a secure, online database in an effort to improve working conditions in the global supply chain.
SMETA audits performed by Intertek are designed to be accepted by all Sedex A and AB members, as well as other customers and stakeholders, in order to:
- Reduce audit fatigue by providing one format for audits that is widely accepted
- Motivate the workforce, while improving efficiency in the workplace
- Enhance ethical trading programs currently in place
- Answer questions on ethical performance from non-government organizations and customers