Supplier Ethical Data Exchange


Ethical Data Exchange Provider Sedex is short with the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange. Sedex is a well-known online platform where registered companies openly share information about their social and moral performance. Sedex surveys are usually conducted in accordance with SMETA guidelines.

Sedex is an online database that allows companies to store and view data on responsible business practices. Sedex does not set standards or determine the policy of its members. It's just a tool to help you access information

What is Sedex compatibility?

Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (Sedex) is a non-profit membership organization of businesses committed to continuous improvement of ethical performance within their supply chains.Non-Sedex member companies are also encouraged to use SMETA.

What is the difference between SEDEX and SMETA?

Sedex is the name of an organization - SMETA is the name of an audit. Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (Sedex) is a non-profit, membership organization that leads to work with consumers and suppliers to bring about development in responsible business practices and ethics in land supply systems. Sedex was founded in 2001 by a group of retailers to drive integration in the levels of social research and monitoring practices. Sedex aims to reduce the burden of research on suppliers by sharing audit reports and driving improvements in procurement standards.
SMETA (Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit) is an auditing mechanism developed by Sedex membership to provide an audit law, which can be shared confidently. Originally created by the Sedex Associate Auditor Group (AAG), now called the Sedex Stakeholder Forum (SSF) and involves consultation with a number of stakeholders, based on practices described by Sedex members and the Global Social Compliance Program (GSCP)

Procedure for obtaining a SEDEX Certificate

Application: -
This is the first step in obtaining a SEDEX certificate, the application includes some basic company information. The certification body must accept the application and need to record or keep all SEDEX records.
Application Review: -
The received application will be reviewed by the team to ensure that compliance requirements are met.
Quote and Agreement: -
After reviewing the documents we provide a quotation to the client and perform Gap Analysis to cover all categories and category of quality standards and Gap Analysis is performed to assess the gap between the company's plans and achievements. .
Document Review: -
Examine the organization's document to ensure that the document meets compliance requirements.
Stage 1 Audit: -
Evaluate your organizations' written procedures and policies that contradict the compliance requirement.
Review: -
Review the documentation of your management plan to ensure that compliance requirements are met.
Corrective action: -
Corrective action deals with inconsistencies. Take it when the inconsistency occurs.
Verification: -
Verify the organization's documents according to standard requirements.
Stage 2 assessment: -
In a phase 2 audit, the auditor ensures that the organization operates in accordance with its records and if the auditor of the certification body identifies the inconsistencies then the auditor provides an opportunity to rectify the inconsistencies.
Update: -
Review the implementation process according to the organization text.
Corrective action: -
If any inconsistency arises when the corrective action is taken.
Verification: -
Ensure the teaching and practice process is followed by your staff.
Certification Certification: -
The Certification Body will issue a compliance certificate, which will be valid for three years.
Monitoring Audit: -
Audit audit practices to ensure that the organization meets the requirements of the management plan. Monitoring tests must be done every six months or one year from the date of the certificate being issued.
Re-Certification: -
Re-certification process, which takes place at the end of three years.
Reviews: -
Review the documentation process and implementation of your management plan to ensure that compliance requirements are met.
Corrective action: -
Re-check the inconsistency, if any other problem arises CB gives the organization an opportunity to resolve the discrepancy.
Verification: -
Compare organizational documents with compliance requirements.

Benefits of SEDEX Certification

Easy access to information or data in one secure location
It improves business ethics
Store and manage business data or information properly
It improves the efficiency of the organization's business
Reduce the burden and generate greater employee engagement
A study of the standard levels of the current framework
Set up SEDEX scripts
Make a subscription to SEDEX.
Guide the thinking process (high + middle + base level).
Create a steering group and a group for each panel level
Divide and show the process method
Combine strategy and set target
Edit SEDEX archives of management templates.
Performance and exercise of all powers in the use of method and maintenance.
Self-assessment of the framework
Measure the outline by doing an initial internal audit.
Take on the reversal tasks of diversity.
Apply for a SMETA test.
Complete the audit.