Sedex is a not for profit membership organization which is dedicated to driving improvements in ethical and responsible business practices in global supply chains. Through its secure online data base, Sedex shares ethical supply chain data so that brands and retailers can see how their suppliers are meeting their social and ethical responsibilities. Sedex currently has more than 36,000 members in over 150 countries, making it a truly global organization. Sedex is not a standard setting body, code of conduct or certification.
Sedex is an innovative and effective supply chain management solution, which help to reduce risk, protect one’s company reputation and improve supply chain practices.
Since it’s launch in 2004, over 38,000 organizations from around the world have made Sedex for their platform of choice for exchanging ethical supply chain data. The audit is uploaded to the Sedex platform so that the supplier’s customers can view the audit results and identify and help to solve any issues.
Sedex aims to achieve two important things:
Ease the burden on suppliers by reducing the need for numerous audits, questionnaires and certifications.
Improve the ethical performance of global supply chains.
AJA Bangldesh and Sedex
In 2014 AJA Bangladesh Join with Sedex as audit Group Company. As a member of Sedex, AJA Bangldesh performs all audits in accordance with the Best Practice Guidelines.
AJA Bangldesh Auditor Group has worked together to develop the Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit (SMETA), a publically available audit procedure which is a compilation of good practice in ethical Audit technique.
SMETA guidelines provide the framework for audit structure and methodology, samples sizes and reporting documents.
AJA Bangldesh provides reference and training to enable supplier members to manage their ethical trade performance as well as prepare for an audit.
Benefits of Sedex
help drive improvements in ethical and responsible business practices Sedex can Improve supplier relationships.
If you have Sedex, there no need have to multiple audits and unnecessary paperwork.
Save time and resources.
The reports available on Sedex, and specifically the Sedex Risk Assessment tool can help for assess the likelihood of issues occurring in supply chain.
It leading to real business benefits for the organization.
gain competitive advantage
help drive collaboration and reduce duplication
Join Sedex to become part of a fast growing, globally recognised membership organisation that is empowering sustainable and ethical supply chains.
SEDEX also maintain four core of conduct. These are…
Health & Safety