SMETA is one of the most widely used social audit in the world

SMETA (SEDEX Members Ethical Trade Audit) is a methodology established to define best practices in social auditing, allow companies to share audits more easily, and enable companies to assess their sites and suppliers to understand working conditions in their supply chain.

SMETA assesses a site based on their organisation’s Labour Standards, health and safety, environment and business ethics, which are the key areas for assessing an organisation’s responsible business practices and meeting social compliance.

SMETA auditing can help you and your suppliers maintain compliance with ethical trading requirements. We provide SMETA audit, SEDEX report uploading, training and value-added services.

Auditing
Audit types: initial audit, periodic audit, partial follow up audit, full follow up audit, desktop review
Auditors: APSCA Registered and Certified Social Compliance Auditors permitted to deliver SMETA audits
Audit methodology: fully compliant with SMETA Best Practice Guidelines and Measurement Criteria, including document review, on-site observations, management, and worker interviews
Quality assurance: audit reports are fully reviewed by professional technical reviewers

SEDEX Report Uploading
SGS will upload all SMETA audits on Sedex Advance. Organisations who are Sedex members can publish the report and share data through the database.

Training
Training type: Public Auditor Training/ SMETA Junior Internal Auditor Workshop
Tutor: SGS approved professional and experienced tutors
Course content: Social Systems Auditor training based on ETI Base Code.

Value-added services
We provide programme management and supply chain support services. In addition,, SGS is approved to deliver Sedex Virtual Assessment (SVA) when onsite audits are not possible. SVA reports are uploaded on Sedex Advance and will be reported in the site’s workflow in Sedex Advance. SVA can be used as a follow up for a previously completed SMETA audit.

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