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About SEDEX Certification

Supplier Ethical Data Exchange simply called as ‘SEDEX’. SEDEX is a global, non-profit, open for membership to any organisationaccross the world. SEDEX focusses on labour rights, health & safety, the environment and business ethics.

SEDEX Members use to manage and improve their supply chain ethical performance. SEDEX services enable members to efficiently manage the ethical and responsible practices of their global supply chains, generating transparency through the provision of a data exchange. SEDEX platform bring together different kinds of information which can be used for better-informed business decisions.

Take control with SEDEX Advance

SEDEX Advance is the market-leading online platform for managing and sharing data on responsible sourcing. With SEDEX Advance platform, one can manage their multi-tier standards and codes compliances, responsible sourcing data simply and efficiently with standardised formats, summary reports and collaborative working, by sharing information with those you do business with.


‘SEDEX’ is independent from any single standard or methodology, and ‘SEDEX Advance’ can manage any relevant data required by your business.


Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit (SMETA) is the tool used by SEDEX. SMETA provides guidance for conducting ethical audit procedures and templates. Supplier can have single SMETA audit conducted and share it with multiple customers. SMETA helps to avoid muliptle audits for multiple customers.


SEDEX-SMETA is for all suppliers and buyers aiming for improving and promoting social and ethical standards in the business operations.

Benefits of SEDEX-SMETA includes:

Consistent with the organization's commitment towards social standards, the desired benefits of SEDEX-SMETA Compliance include:

  • Reduced duplication of audit work for suppliers, thereby saving cost

  • Improved efficiencies in the supply chain

  • Enhanced reputation

  • Improved buyer relationships

  • Recognised and preferred supplier status for buyer amongst supplier pool

  • Reduced risks

Our Service offers for SEDEX-SMETA Compliance:

With a team of highly experienced consultants and trainers, Deccan Consulting’ assists in:

  • Implementing and achieving SEDEX-SMETA compliance based on your requirements.

  • Educating you on what you need for meeting the requirements

  • Developing management plans and systems (upgrading the existing documentation), thereby enabling you to solve any potential issues

  • Avoiding costly mistakes and unnecessary delays

  • Sail through your audit with confidence and ease

  • Will only recommend for audit when you feel ready and will remain on-call throughout your audit

  • Getting done through audit process, award of certification, interim assistance/maintaining the compliance and certification for annual checks

Deccan Consulting' offers services in enhancing the systems and capabilities for optimising performance and productivity, comply with the requirements for polices, standards, assessments and certifications. Get in touch with us to get more information about our consultancy services.

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