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SEDEX Members Ethical Trade Audit

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.

Benefits of SMETA Audit include

The main benefits of the SMETA inspection and subscription to SEDEX are the following

  • Obtaining a comparative market advantage, especially for companies with export activity
  • Up-to-date information through the SEDEX platform, suppliers and customers regarding the successful implementation and inspection of SEMTA
  • A key tool for shaping and managing a business's sustainability strategy
  • Multi-level inspection covering different areas
  • Mobilization and active involvement of staff
  • Continuously improving its performance in economic, social and environmental terms
  • Added value to the principles of sustainability and social responsibility already applied by a company

Consulting Methodology

A proven Social Management System development and implementation approach should be used based on project management methodologies. A structured approach should be used for defining project plans, specific responsibilities and verification of results. The result will be a development and implementation strategy that is more efficient and provides for first time compliance or conformance to the SMETA Audit requirements.

Following phases are involved in development and implementation of an effective Social Management System

  • Development of Project Plan
  • Review and Gap Assessment
  • Management System Development
  • Management System Implementation
  • Internal Assessment and Management Review

Benefits of SMS Consulting include

Our team of experts on social standards, management system and labour laws can help you ensure compliance of all the applicable requirements in this regard. And ensure a smooth and productive audit activity as per your customer requirements.

Following can be some of the benefits of having and experienced consultant for development of management system

  • An effective and reliable management system
  • Increased objectivity and impartiality
  • Better audit results
  • Increasing business opportunities
  • Reduced SMS development and implementation time
  • SMS designed to suit the organization and your customers’ requirements