SEDEX (SMETA)

CSM under its management system services also offers SEDEX (Supplier Ethical Data Exchange) supports through SMETA (Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit) which focuses on ethical and social performances within their supply chain to the business organizations.

Through a SMETA, an organization also eases the auditing burden on suppliers through the sharing of reports and to drive improvements in supply chain labour standards and to meet multiple customer requirements and reduce duplication in ethical auditing.

CSM supports its clients for both types of audits:

SMETA 2 – Pillar audit comprises:

  • Labour Standards
  • Health & Safety

  • SMETA 4 – Pillar audit contains in addition:

  • Environment (extended)
  • Business Practices

  • As per SEDEX norms an organization can go for any of the following type of audit and the audit report can be uploaded on SEDEX:

  • First Party: It is self-audits on own employment site using own audit resource.
  • Second Party: An audit undertaken by stakeholders or interested parties.
  • Third Party: An audit undertaken by an independent body.

  • CSM helps its clients to select the membership types offered by SEDEX such as A, B or AB and supports them to get SMETA as per the norms of compliances and procedures.