SEDEX - SMETA - Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audits

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BENEFITS FOR RETAILERS AND THEIR SUPPLIERS

  • Enabled collaboration;
  • Improved supplier relationships and supplier chain management;
  • Protected and enhanced reputation and reduced reputational risk;
  • Improved competitive position for suppliers;
  • Demonstrated commitment by all parties to improve ethical performance;
  • Retailer confidence in their supplier's implementation of ethical work practices;
  • Transparency and trust through independently verified compliance (through SMETA audits);
  • Reduced duplicate auditing and multiplied information channels (through SMETA audits);
  • Undergoing an assessment based on a methodology commonly accepted by more than 600 Sedex A and AB members (prerequisite for commerce).

BENEFITS FOR WORKERS

  • Improved worker morale;
  • Fair, safe and equitable work environment;
  • Improved working conditions;
  • Fair and continuously improving ethical practices;
  • Culture oriented towards health and safety at work and environmental protection.

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