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about smeta

SMETA is one of the most widely used social audit schemes in the world created by Sedex, a global membership organization that prides itself on making it simpler to do business that’s good for everyone. SMETA is an audit methodology, providing a globally-recognized way to assess responsible supply chain activities, including labor rights, health & safety, environment and business ethics.

We are one of the Sedex’s affiliate audit companies for conducting SMETA 2-Pillar, SMETA 4-Pillar and Sedex Virtual Assessment. We conduct audits that encompass all aspects of responsible business practices, covering Sedex’s four pillars of labor, health and safety, environment, and business ethics.

Why do you need the Sedex certification?

  • Enhance your quality, environmental and social responsibility management system
  • Show commitment to sustainable business management
  • Reduce risks and costs by implementing preventive measures for accidents
  • Enhance company image
  • Protect the health and safety of employees

smeta Service at a glance

SMETA 2-Pillar

SMETA 4-Pillar

SEDEX Virtual Assessment

  • Labour Standards
  • Health and Safety
  • Additional Elements:
    • Universal Rights covering UNGP
    • Management Systems
    • Entitlement to Work
    • Subcontracting and Homeworking
    • Environmental Assessment (shortened)
  • Cover all SMETA 2-Pillar Services
  • Environmental Assessment (extended)
  • Business Ethics
  • Either 2-Pillar or 4-Pillar
More information on: sedex.com

why Sgs?


Recognized Qualification of Professionalism
SGS is a founding member and full member of the leading industry association, Association of Professional Social Compliance Auditors (APSCA). We are one of the few approved Sedex’s affiliate audit companies for SEDEX Virtual Assessment.


Instill Trust in Competency
With over 30 years of social compliance field experience, SGS’s strong technical background translates into the approval to conduct social responsibility assessments against a range of internationally recognized codes and standards.


Global Coverage with Local Expertise
Global and local network of experienced auditors is spread throughout sourcing countries, with over 600 auditors registered with the Association of Professional Social Compliance Auditors (APSCA).


Uniqueness and Credibility
SGS is one of the few approved Sedex’s affiliate audit companies for SEDEX Virtual Assessment.

Process

1. Request A Quote

Complete the form to get an initial quote online

2. Confirm Quote

Confirm requirement, scope and schedule to finalize the quote

3. Arrange Payment

Arrange bank transfer payment and send record to us

4. Audit Service

SGS conducts audit and prepares SMETA Audit Report

5. Improvement

Company undertakes corrective actions on non-compliances as needed

6. Audit Result

SMETA audit results are shared on Sedex online platform

FAQ

The audit type shall be determined by end buyer. Auditee and/or applicant shall confirm with end buyer before making decision. quote or reply within 1 working day.

Yes. as in accordance to Sedex’s requirement.

After audit firm uploading the SMETA report to Sedex, only auditee and audit firm can review the report. If auditee would like to make it visible to any other parties, first they need to publish the report in Sedex. After that, the report will be visible to authorized customer. If auditee is not aware of how to authorize a report to a customer, they can contact Sedex helpdesk for further assistant. But for non-Sedex member, they are unable to login Sedex or share report. The report can only be shared in PDF format through email to customers for non-Sedex member.

Sedex Helpdesk Contact:
– Email: helpdesk@sedex.com
– China Helpdesk tel.: +86 (0)21 8031 1666
– Europe Helpdesk tel.: +44 (0)20 7902 2320
– US/Canada Helpdesk tel.: +1 877 355 4866
– India Helpdesk tel.: +91 124 6033700

If you place an order as a member, please log in and check the status of your order under “Quote Request” or “Orders”.

There will be no certification for SMETA audits. The delivery of the audit is only the summary report and CAPR (corrective action plan report). There is no conclusion like scoring, grading or fail or pass judgement. The evaluation of the audit result is solely based on the judgement of customers. And different customers may have different conclusions for the same report.

There is no validity for a SMETA report. But different end buyer will have different requirement. Auditee shall confirm with the end buyer of the next audit time.

There is no specific requirement from audit firms or Sedex. Auditee shall confirm with the end buyer of the follow-up audit arrangement as well as close of NC findings in the report.

Applicant will need to contact Sedex helpdesk for further assistant.

Sedex Helpdesk Contact:
– Email: helpdesk@sedex.com
– China Helpdesk tel.: +86 (0)21 8031 1666
– Europe Helpdesk tel.: +44 (0)20 7902 2320
– US/Canada Helpdesk tel.: +1 877 355 4866
– India Helpdesk tel.: +91 124 6033700

 

Yes, companies from all different kinds of industries can apply for SMETA audits.

For new factories, there shall be wage and attendance records for at least 3 full months for verification, regardless of the registration time.

Both BSCI and SMETA do not have a fail or pass conclusion. The evaluation of the audit result is solely based on the judgement of customers. And different customers may have different conclusions for the same report. Both 2 audit schemes are widely accepted by customers.

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