SMETA (Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit ) is the audit requirements of Sedex Members.
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ETI Base Code :
Employment is freely chosen
Freedom of assocation and the right to collective bargaining and respected
Working conditions are safe and hygienic
Child labour shall not be used
Living wages are paid
Working hours are not excessive
No discrimination is practised
Regular employment is provided
No Harsh or inhumane treatment is allowed
Additional requirements on Sedex audit
Sub-contracting & Home-working
Quality Management System
Documentation System is implemented
Techinical Review on the production
Sedex was launched in 2004 and has grown to become the world’s leading labour standards database. By October 2007, 16 retailers, 169 brands and importers, and in excess of 16,000 factories and farms in 132 countries had joined of Sedex. Approximately 60% of sites on Sedex are from the non-food sector (clothing/homewares/accessoaccessories) and 40% from the food sector.29 Sedex holds self assessment information, 2nd and 3rd party audit findings and corrective action plans. This means that purchasers can all work together on the same action plan with each supplier – which should mean that suppliers are receiving more consistent messages on corrective actions from their customers.
Sedex manages an Associate Auditor Group (AAG), which aims to encourage and enable convergence in ethical trade auditing, improve the quality of of labour standards. The AAG is made up of independent commercial auditing companies and NGOs that are significantly involved in ethical trade auditing, with active participation from Sedex member companies. In response to challenges from Sedex members to provide a report format that can more easily be shared and gives more information about auditor qualifications and the audit process, the AAG has recently developed SMETA (Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit).
‧ A common best practice guidance on conducting ethical trade audits.