SEDEX - The Supplier Ethical Data Exchange

  • • The Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (Sedex) is a not-for-profit, membership organization that leads work with buyers and suppliers to deliver improvements in responsible and ethical business practices in global supply chains. Sedex was founded in 2001 by a group of retailers to drive convergence in social audit standards and monitoring practices. Sedex aims to ease the auditing burden on suppliers through the sharing of audit reports and to drive improvements in supply chain standards.
  • • SMETA (Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit) is the audit methodology created by the Sedex membership to give a central agreed audit protocol, which can be confidently shared. SMETA is the most widely accepted audit protocol/methodology today. Global acceptance by brands and retailers has allowed SMETA to be preferred by owners of supply chains and by producers, manufacturers, processors, growers in a wide variety of industries.

Why Partner With TMC?

  • • Only audit companies with a Sedex Affiliate Auditor account can conduct SMETA audits and access the functionalities and benefits of the Sedex systems.
  • • Only audit firms that are also members of the Association of Professional Social Compliance Auditors (APSCA) are given the opportunity to be a SEDEX Affiliated Audit Company.
  • • CSR auditing has been and continues to be our MAIN business for 20+ years
  • • We conduct audits in all major sourcing, high risk countries

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