Sedex is a membership organisation that provides an online platform for companies to manage and improve working conditions in their global supply chains.
Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit (SMETA) is Sedex’s social auditing standard, which businesses can use to assess a supplier’s working conditions, across the areas of labour, health and safety, environment and business ethics, to improve performance and signal zero tolerance of human rights abuses such as child and forced labour.
Social Accountability International is a global non-governmental organisation advancing human rights in the workplace, which curates the SA8000 Standard.
The Standard and accompanying certification system provide a framework for organizations of all types, in any industry, to operate in a way that respects workers' rights and demonstrates their adherence to high social performance.
The Standard emphasises strong management systems, worker engagement and a culture of continuous improvement.