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Sedex

Location
24 Southwark Bridge Rd
London SE1 9HF
United Kingdom
Main Contact
Oliver Jackson
Tel: +44 (0)20 7902 2317
Website
http://www.sedexglobal.com

Key products/services

Empowering responsible supply chains.


Profile

Sedex, the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange, is a not-for-profit membership organisation dedicated to driving improvements in responsible and ethical business practices in global supply chains.

Sedex works with buyers and suppliers around the world to deliver improvements in responsible and ethical business practices in global supply chains. Sedex’s mission is to drive collaboration, increase transparency and build the capacity that’s needed to raise standards across all tiers of the supply chain. Sedex powers the world’s largest collaborative platform for managing and sharing ethical supply chain data, along with leading-edge services and professional resources which companies use to understand, monitor and manage supply chains risks and improve standards.

Sedex intends to continue growing its membership across the globe in order to improve and promote responsible business practices in supply chains. As part of this Sedex is focused on continually improving the products and services available to Sedex members.

Sedex has recently launched Sedex Advance, the next generation platform for ethical and sustainable sourcing, designed to meet the changing procurement needs of companies across the world. Fast, powerful and easy to use, Sedex Advance is a complete sustainable procurement solution, providing industry-leading tools and insights to help buyers, suppliers and auditors implement their responsible sourcing programmes – all integrated into a single platform built using the very latest technology.


Ethical Focus & Policy

Sedex was founded by a group of UK retailers in 2004 with two main goals: to ease the burden on suppliers facing multiple audits, questionnaires and certifications, and to drive improvements in the ethical performance of global supply chains.

Sedex itself is code neutral and any organisation can use Sedex as a platform for collecting ethical and responsible data. The central concept is any supplier of goods or services can register on an online system, complete a common questionnaire around Labour Standards, Health & Safety, Environment and Business Ethics, upload all relevant certifications and audits and share this with all their different customers. Acknowledging the wide range of opinions on how to interpret CSR data, Sedex enables its members to review their information based on their own standards.

Sedex works closely with a varied cross-section of stakeholders whose extensive global expertise in responsible supply chain management helps inform our work.

Sedex is not a standard setting body and doesn’t approve or certify policies and standards. Instead, becoming a member of Sedex is a sign of a company’s willingness to share information and to utilise this information to help manage and improve ethical standards within the supply chain.


Clients

Sedex is open to any company or organisation with or within a supply chain – from international retailers and brands, manufacturers to smallholders and NGOs. Sedex has three membership types that reflect the different levels of functionality available in the Sedex system, meaning that each member can gain value from the system and the additional services and products available.


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Pricing information

Sedex annual membership fee for Supplier members is £40.32 plus VAT.

Buyer members (retailers and brands) pay a one-off joining fee and an annual subscription based on their annual turnover.


Products and services

Sedex’s secure platform enables buyers and suppliers to store, manage, share and report on supply chain information. Additional services include:

• Supplier Engagement
• Risk Assessment
• Audit Management
• Customised reporting
• Training
SMETA Best practice auditing methodology
• Supply chain resources
• Guidance on policies and practice