SMETA is the world’s most widely used social audit, enabling businesses to assess their sites and suppliers to understand working conditions in their supply chain.
SMETA, the world’s leading social audit
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Increased visibility: Gain greater understanding of the working conditions and ethical compliance of your supply chain
Benefits of SMETA
Assess and monitor: Assess suppliers on their working conditions and continue to monitor their performance
More efficient supplier auditing: SMETA is the most widely used social audit for suppliers who can share one audit with multiple customers, reducing the total number of audits each customer needs to conduct
Improve supplier performance: SMETA provides a Corrective Action Plan to help improve supplier performance and resolve issues found in the audit
Comply with legislation: Identify and facilitate compliance with existing and upcoming national and international laws (e.g., Modern Slavery Act 2015, Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act 2022)
Making responsible decisions simple
SMETA is designed to help auditors conduct high quality audits based on their organisation’s standards of labour, health and safety, environment and business ethics.
social audits conducted in the last 4 years
worksites in the last year
SMETA audits conducted in the last year
Over 45 industries across our membership
Join Sedex to get access to SMETA and ensure your suppliers are operating sustainably and complying with socially responsible principles.
Your partner in responsible sourcing and ESG
Sedex is more than our leading social audit, SMETA. Whether you are a global retail brand, manufacturer or a single site production, Sedex’s solutions provide organisations in all industries with the practical tools and guidance needed to operate responsibly, manage risk more quickly and easily, and work with suppliers to ensure fair working conditions for the people who make their products and deliver their services.
With Sedex, companies can map, assess and report on their supply chains to better manage and improve ethical and environmental performance, and work with other companies to drive responsible business practices throughout global supply chains.
SMETA offers robust ethical audits that help inform and guide us when making these decisions
"For us the business case is simple. We need to ensure that the suppliers we partner with are working in an ethical manner, and SMETA offers robust ethical audits that help inform and guide us when making these decisions. And because our suppliers can share those audits with multiple buyers, we all avoid unnecessary duplication, saving time and money across the supply chain."
Sharon Childs – Finance Director and Head of Sustainability at The Sourcing Team
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