SEDEX stands for Supplier Ethical Data Exchange, which is an online system that allows suppliers to maintain data on ethical & responsible practices and allows them to share this information with their customers. It is an online database which allows companies to store and view data on ethical and responsible business practices. Sedex does not set any standards or determine the policy of its members. It is purely a tool for facilitating access to information. Sedex stores information on ethical and responsible practices covered by ILO Conventions, ETI Base Code, SA 8000, ISO 14001 and industry specific codes of conduct. Sedex members can use the information on the system to evaluate suppliers against any of these codes or the labour standards provisions in individual corporate codes. Sedex itself does not specify a particular code or state that suppliers have 'passed' or 'failed'. Sedex certification is achieved through SMETA, which is an audit procedure developed by Sedex. SMETA is world’s most widely used social audit, SMETA identifies and prioritises the risks using a 2 or 4-pillar audit depending on organization’s needs.
SMETA stands for SEDEX Members Ethical Trade Audit. It is a social auditing methodology, enabling businesses to assess their sites and suppliers to understand working conditions in their supply chain. SMETA is designed to help auditors conduct high quality audits that encompass all aspects of responsible business practice, covering SEDEX’s four pillars of labor, health and safety, environment, and business ethics. SMETA 2-pillar audit covers labour standards and health and safety as mandatory elements plus entitlement to work, subcontracting and homeworking and a shortened Environment assessment as additional elements. The SMETA 4-pillar audit covers everything in the 2-pillar audit with an extended environmental assessment and business practices audit.
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