SGS is one of the largest providers of Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audits (SMETA) – one of the most widely used ethical audit formats in the world, combining the best practices in corporate social responsibility.
SMETA enables brands and retailers to partner with suppliers that participate in SEDEX to ensure ethical trading and corporate social responsibility. The concept describes a methodology based on the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) Base Code. Audits in the SMETA format focus as much on labour conditions and occupational safety as on environmental standards and ethical business practices.
SMETA is developed and maintained by the Sedex Stakeholder Forum (the SSF), with nearly 20,000 audits uploaded onto the Sedex platform every year. Since November 1, 2018, each SMETA audit carries a unique reference code to ensure the SMETA audit is appropriately validated.
As one of the largest providers of SMETA, we can help you with every aspect of the audit process.