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Sedex is a global membership organisation that prides itself on making it simpler to do business that’s good for everyone.
They are home to one of the world’s largest collaborative platforms for sharing responsible sourcing data on supply chains, used by more than 50,000 members in over 150 countries.
Tens of thousands of companies use Sedex to manage their performance around labour rights, health & safety, the environment and business ethics.
We are now a Sedex Supplier Member making it simpler to share information with our customers who require to identify important ethical, social and environmental issues with their suppliers. As a member, we make our data available to multiple organisations, in an industry-standard format that makes sense to everyone.
Based on industry best practice
Sedex does not set policy or have its own code. The Sedex scheme is based on the following codes:
ETI Base Code: 2014 (Ethical Trading Initiative)
SA8000:2014 – Social Accountability (SAI – Social Accountability International)
ISO 14001:2015 – Environment Management System (International Organization for Standardization)
OHSAS 18001 occupational health and safety management system (Occupational Health & Safety Advisory Services)
Four key pillars
There are four key areas that the Sedex assessment focuses on, these are:
Labour standards: including wages, working hours, children and young employees, freedom of association, non-discrimination, forced labour and human rights
Health & safety: including management, training, emergency and fire safety and worker health
Environment: including environmental management, waste, raw materials, water, energy and pollution
Business ethics: including bribery and corruption