SMETA - 2 pillar and 4 pillar assessments

Control Union Certifications offers SMETA (Sedex Member Ethical Trade Audit) auditing, a method developed by the multi stakeholder consultation initiative, Sedex. SMETA’s role is to align social audit standards and monitoring practices, to ease the auditing burden on suppliers by sharing reports and driving improvements in supply chain labour standards.
SMETA 2-Pillar audits are governed by the standards contained in the ETI base code. SMETA 4-Pillar audits add more extensive environmental management requirements as well as business practices. Reporting can be done through the Sedex database, depending on your requirements. Usually, eligible sites complete a self-assessment before audits start. Ask for a pre-audit information pack when applying.

Sedex is one of the world’s leading ethical trade service providers, working to improve working conditions in global supply chains. Sedex provides practical tools, services and a community network to help companies improve their responsible and sustainable business practices and source responsibly. Sedex offers leading products and services that enable members and Affiliate Audit Companies (AAC) like Control Union Certifications, to bring together different kinds of data, methodologies, standards and certifications. Sedex has over 60,000 members in 180 countries, across 35 industry sectors, including food, agriculture, financial services, clothing and apparel, packaging and chemicals.

Control Union Certifications is an Affiliate Audit Companies (AAC) of Sedex. Sedex is home to one of the world’s leading collaborative platforms for buyers and suppliers to store, share and report on ethical and social audit information quickly and easily. Sedex helps more than 60,000 members in over 180 countries to work together to better manage their social and environmental performance, and implement measures to protect people, the environment and their business. Being granted an AAC account indicates Control Union’s commitment to correctly use SMETA, the Sedex social audit methodology, and to conduct audits with quality and integrity.

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