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Leading social audit organization SMETA

A site is evaluated by SMETA (Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit) based on their organization’s labor, health and safety, environmental, and business ethical criteria. Sedex considers these to be the most important criteria for evaluating an organization’s social compliance and ethical conduct.


The goal of SMETA is to support auditors in performing thorough audits that include every facet of ethical business behavior. Additionally, it is intended for vendors to utilize one audit with numerous clients, satisfying the needs of various clients and avoiding repetition and audit exhaustion. Only audit firms that fulfill a set of requirements outlined by Sedex are permitted to perform SMETA. 

Advantages of SMETA
  1.  Be familiar with the conditions of the workplace.
  2. The provision of a corrective action strategy for the supplier to address any problems.
  3. Supports social conformance in three ways.
  4. The second-most-used audit in the world.
  5. Evaluation and surveillance of the supplier.
  6. Safety, health, and performance of the workforce.
  7. On the Sedex platform, many purchasers can share a single audit.
Audit advantages

When it comes to ensuring social compliance and upholding sustainable standards, audits are your key tool for

  • Increasing supply chain visibility.
  • Make sure your supply chain upholds human rights and good working conditions. 
  • Adhere to legal requirements.
  • Stop unapproved subcontracting.
  • Get a precise picture of your supply chain’s ethical compliance.
  • Develop cooperative ties with your commercial partners and suppliers.
  • Boost brand recognition and patron loyalty.
Audit procedure

In the course of an audit, the site and the auditor will:

  • Organize a greeting meeting
  • Make a site visit
  • Examine business records
  • Workforce interviews
  • Hold a conclusion meeting and go over the corrective action plan.

The Sedex platform makes it easy to handle the audit process after a supplier receives an audit request from their buyer

Companies must perform the following steps to apply a CE marking
  • Determine relevant guidelines and unified norms.
  • Check the prerequisites for the type of product.
  • Compile relevant supply chain information for the required technical files.
  • Verify if a recognized body’s external adherence evaluation is required.
  • Test the item to ensure it complies with specifications.
  • Make and keep up with all technical paperwork that is required.
  • Create an EU Statement of Compliance and attach the Certification mark.
How many years is a CE certificate valid?

In accordance with the existing system, Notified Bodies’ CE certifications typically have a three-year shelf life. For some elevated gadgets, the lifespan may be as little as one year. However, keeping your quality management systems accreditation current is necessary to sustain your CE compliance status.

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