SMETA-Certification | Bureau Veritas
SEDEX Members Ethical Trade Audits for Corporate Social Responsibility
Companies are under constant pressure to monitor and track their supply chains. If unfair or unsafe working practices, corruption or negligent environmental behaviour are detected, this could seriously damage a company's reputation and lead to significant losses in sales. Retailers, producers and processors are therefore under constant pressure to pass on data on social and ethical sustainability to their business partners and to undergo extensive audits in order to meet the various ethical, moral and social standards and norms.
SEDEX, "Supplier Ethical Data EXchange", is a globally recognised online platform that transparently discloses information on ethical and social processes within the entire value chain to its members. The database is used to exchange production site-related information and data on topics such as working conditions, occupational safety and hygiene, corporate integrity and environmental management.
SIMPLE AND EFFICIENT
The SEDEX online database is quick and easy to use - share your ethical data easily with global customers and partners
You decide whether you want to make your test reports and certificates available to your customers
TESTIMONY TO YOUR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
You show that you work according to the principles of ethically and socially sustainable production
The database helps you to reduce the need for multiple audits and save both time and money
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS THE SMETA AUDIT BASED ON?
Developed by SEDEX, SMETA (SEDEX Members Ethical Trade Audit) is an audit procedure based on the best practice principle, i.e. the best and most recognised assessment techniques in the field of corporate social responsibility. The social audit is carried out in accordance with the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) code of conduct and represents minimum standards that member companies must comply with.
OUR SERVICES ON THE TOPIC OF SUSTAINABILITY
Environmental protection and social responsibility are becoming more and more important in the competitive environment and have now reached a similar level of importance as quality and price in the marketing of products and services. There is a wide range of implementation options and evidence for a responsible approach to social, ethical and environmental issues.
Bureau Veritas is your partner for more security and quality on the subject Sustainability.