Item specifics

2020/5/19 - 2022/8/18
Certification bodies
Bureau Veritas CPS

Certificate description

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What is the Smeta?
SMETA stands for Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit and is one of the most widely used ethical audit formats in the world. It combines the best practices in the field of corporate social responsibility. The concept describes a methodology based on the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) Base Code.
What are the 4 pillars of Smeta?
The Sedex SMETA Audit Methodology
  • Management Systems.
  • Entitlement to Work.
  • Subcontracting and Homeworking.
  • Environmental assessment (shortened)
What is the purpose of Smeta audit?
SMETA (Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit) is the most widely used format for social audits in the world, enabling businesses to assess their sites and suppliers to understand working conditions in their supply chain.
Who conducts Smeta audits?
SMETA is only available to Sedex members, and only Sedex Approved Auditors can conduct SMETA. All auditors are required to pay a fee to access SMETA or upload a non-SMETA audit to the Sedex platform.
The quality assurance programme aimed at upholding the standard of SMETA social audits as a leading methodology in the industry by improving the detection and reporting on labour issues in Members' supply chains and ensuring consistency of auditing techniques amongst Sedex Affiliate Auditor Companies