Concept Management have renewed their SEDEX and SMETA Membership.
Mark Wilding say’s ‘ This is testament to all the hard work from all our staff to achieve another industry accreditation and the reason we do these is to offer our client’s, complete peace of mind knowing that all our processes are independently aligned to a particular standard that highlights ethical trade, health and safety and employee wellbeing’
Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit (SMETA) is one of the most widely used ethical audit formats in the world
SMETA is an audit procedure which is a compilation of good practice in ethical audit technique.
It is not a code of conduct, a new methodology, or a certification process.
Using SMETA, a supplier can have one audit conducted and share it with multiple customers, rather than having a different audit conducted for each customer. The SMETA documents are designed to be used by experienced auditors in line with current established practices.
SMETA methodology uses the ETI code and local law as the measurement tool. It includes four modules:
Health and safety, labour, environment and business ethics. .
Other companies that are part of SMETA include SGS, Amcor, Bureau Veritas, DNV, Givaudan, Kellogg, M&S, Pepsico, SAB Miller/ABInbev, and Walmart.