SMETA (SEDEX Members Ethical Trade Audit) is the Audit methodology which is created by the SEDEX members to provide a protocol which is shared with a feel of self-assurance. SEDEX plays a key role in the management of information acquired on issues such as workforce, health and safety, environment and work ethic for companies supply chains.
SMETA, which covers the principles of ETI Base Code, also assesses performance on issues such as human rights, responsible recruitment principles, working rights of migrants, implementation of management systems, subcontractors and home workers.
SMETA is comprised of Ethical Trade Initiative Base Code and the local laws as its Standards for monitoring the audit methodology. SMETA can use other codes which are based on conventions of ILO (International Labour Organization). SMETA is not a type of new methodology, in fact it is a new audit process which compile good practices in an ethical way.