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Benefits Of SEDEX

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Develops Ethical business practices.
Easy to access business information at one place.
Reduce need to various audits, Time saving and cost saving process.
Minimizes workload and generates more employees involvement
Maintain and monitor information properly.
Increase business efficiency of the organization.
Better utilization of recourses.
Reduces duplication and drives collaboration.
Develop business standards.
Enhanced deficiency and improve efficiency.
Provide effective way to communicate with your customer
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SEDEX - Supplier Ethical Data Exchange

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SEDEX stands for Supplier Ethical Data Exchange, it is non-profit business organization dedicated to drive ethical business practices. It provides secure online database that allows members to store, manage and share data and information on four key areas:- Labor standards, Health and Safety, Business Ethics and Environment. It is a fast, Cost effective way of sharing business information globally. It helps to improve ethical business practices in Global Supply chain. As a supplier, Sedex allow to fill the self assessment form and post any certification, corrective action plans and audit reports.

Platinum :- Platinum certification of wrap will be issued for 3 consecutive years certification with all WRAP principles and successfully cleared each audits with no corrective action. The 3 consecutive years wrap certification begins from the date of issue of the certification not for the date of subsequent audit. Continuous certification maintain the quality of “Platinum” certificate
Gold :- Gold certification of wrap will be issued for 1 year with all wrap principles during the subsequent audit. One year wrap certification begins from the date of issue of the certification not for the date of subsequent audit. The “Gold” certificate is equal to the wrap compliance certificate.
Silver : - Silver certification of wrap will be issued for 6 months with the wrap principles but have non–compliance in training and policies that need to be addressed. Facilities means not have any “Red Flag” non compliance such as health and safety issue, environment issue and child labor, harassment and abuse of the employees. Facilities must signify the employees are paid the legal wages and overtime compensation.

Customer
Buyers can manage and view Ethical information for all their suppliers at secure place on SEDEX.

Supplier

Suppliers can share their ethical information with the multiple customers on SEDEX.
It provides an electronic system to the buyers for analyzing information on responsible and ethical business practice in your supply chain. SEDEX provides cost effective way to the suppliers for sharing the same professional data to the multiple customers.
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Benefits of SEDEX Standard


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Drive improvements in ethical and responsible business practices
Increase efficiency
Save time and resources
Improve supplier engagement
Boost productivity
Reduce reputational risk
Gain competitive advantage
Help drive collaboration and reduce duplication

SA 8000 is an international certification standard that encourages organization to develop, maintain and apply socially acceptable practices in the workplace. It was created in 1989 by Social Accountability International (SAI), an affiliate of the Council on Economic Priorities, and is viewed as the most globally accepted independent workplace standard. It can be applied to any company, of any size, anywhere in the world. .

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Social Accountability SA 8000 has been developed by Social Accountability. SA8000 is a global standardized code of conduct with a goal of improving working conditions in Faridabad Haryana India. Organizations concerned towards auditing and certifying labour practices in their facilities can opt for gaining conformity to the universal standard of SA 8000 in Faridabad Haryana India. SA 8000 Certification is a tool to help apply these norms to practical work-life situations in Faridabad Haryana India.

SA 8000 certification evaluates the performance of an organization and addresses eight chief areas: child labour, compensation, discrimination, disciplinary practices, free association and collective bargaining, forced labour, health & safety, and working hours in {City} {State} India. Along with measuring these aspects, SA 8000 also provides a social accountability management system that helps in demonstrating all ongoing conformance's with this standard. SA 8000 Certification provides a public report of good practice to consumers, buyers, and other companies and is intended to be a significant milestone in improving workplace conditions in Faridabad Haryana India.


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sa8000 in MUMBAI


Social Accountability 8000 (SA8000) has been developed by Social Accountability International (SAI), known until recently as the Council on Economic Priorities Accreditation Agency.
SA 8000 certification enables organizations to demonstrate your commitment to social accountability standards as well as employee and customer satisfaction.
SA 8000 is an international certification standard that encourages organizations to develop, maintain and apply socially acceptable practices in the workplace. It was created in 1989 by Social Accountability International (SAI), an affiliate of the Council on Economic Priorities, and is viewed as the most globally accepted independent workplace standard. It can be applied to any company, of any size, anywhere in the world. The areas it addresses include forced and child labour, health and safety, freedom of association and collective bargaining, discrimination, disciplinary practices, working hours, compensation and management systems
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sa8000 in noida

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Social Accountability 8000 (SA8000) has been developed by Social Accountability International (SAI), known until recently as the Council on Economic Priorities Accreditation Agency.
SAI is a non-profit affiliate of the Council on Economic Priorities (CEP).
SA8000 is promoted as a voluntary, universal standard for companies interested in auditing and certifying labour practices in their facilities and those of their suppliers and vendors.
It is designed for independent third party certification.
SA8000 is based on the principles of international human rights norms as described in International Labour Organisation conventions, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
It measures the performance of companies in eight key areas: child labour, forced labour, health and safety, free association and collective bargaining, discrimination, disciplinary practices, working hours and compensation.
SA8000 also provides for a social accountability management system to demonstrate ongoing conformance with the standard.

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sedex audit

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What IS SA 8000?
The SA 8000 certification is the Social Accountability System standard. It is applicable to companies of any size that wish to address the social and ethical aspects of their business. A Social Accountability System proves to customers that the company holds adequate provisions for the protection of workers\' rights. Further, it ensures ethical production of all goods manufactured by the company. SA 8000 certification enables organizations to demonstrate your commitment to social accountability standards as well as employee and customer satisfaction.
There are mainly three type of charges applicable for ISO Certification Services:

Benefit of SA 8000?
SA 8000 is an international certification standard that encourages organization to develop, maintain and apply socially acceptable practices in the workplace. It was created in 1989 by Social Accountability International (SAI), an affiliate of the Council on Economic Priorities, and is viewed as the most globally accepted independent workplace standard. It can be applied to any company, of any size, anywhere in the world. The areas it addresses include forced and child labor, health and safety, freedom of association and collective bargaining, discrimination, disciplinary practices, working hours, compensation and management systems.



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Along with setting standards for employees worldwide, SA 8000 also embraces existing international agreements, including conventions from the International Labor Organization, the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Key Element of SA 8000: SA 8000 is standards or set of requirements which have been designed to improve working conditions for the people.


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There are 13 principal of international human rights conventions:

1. Child Labor
2. Forced & Compulsory Labor
3. Health & Safety
4. Freedom of Association & Right to Collective Bargaining
5. Discrimination
6. Disciplinary Practices
7. Working Hours
8. Remuneration
9. Management Systems
SA 8000 Key Requirements:
1. Be senior management led
2. Be focused on continuous improvement
3. Be focused on prevention rather than reaction
4. Be supportive of workers’ rights and workers participation
5. Be compliant with local laws/codes
6. Be compliant with local laws/codes
7. Be systematic in addressing problems-Car\'s Process
Assessment Process of SA 8000: Assessment process generally includes the following steps:
1. Initial and official Meeting.
2. Conduct assessment.
3. Evaluation Report.
4. Improve SA 8000 (Corrective Action Plan)
Benefits of SA 8000 Certification
• Marketing advantage -more demand and value for goods from socially
• Responsible manufacturers and suppliers
• Enhancement of company’s productivity. Compliance to the laws of the land
• Improvement of relationship with the Govt., NGOs, trade unions
• Better image and position in labor markets
• Cost reduction in monitoring
• Better corporate imaged
• Increased value for the products
• Trust building with the analysts and investors when evaluated against social performance

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sa8000 in india

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SA 8000 Certification in India:


Are you doing fair deal? Assessment can be done by the third party audit of the social accountability requirements and fulfillment therof. Introduction of SA 8000 Certification: SA 8000 is also called as SA International, SA 8000 is an voluntary standards and can be adopted by any organisation. Adaption of SA 8000 demonstrate great level of trust of the society and the staff towards the legal and regulatory requirements. Adoption of SA 8000 should be an planned Decision of any Organization.

How to Apply for SA 8000?
Social Accountability is the registered trademark of Certification is the recognition of SA 8000 activities in the organization, a company, branch, an area consistent with SA 8000 standards. Currently there is no official certification agency, but you can invite prestigious organizations to audit, certify and issue SA 8000 certificate for your needs

Cost:
What is the cost of an audit to SA 8000?
Charges for SA 8000 Audit may depend on the size, location, Complexity of operation, Processes and its inter-relevance. ACCREDIUM CONFORMITY ASSESSMENT SERVICES PVT LTD (ACAS-CERT) a guidance price list based on company nature & size. For a Quotation please get in touch with us either by sending your inquiry through mail to acasiintl@gmail.com or call us at Office: (L):011-65888706,
Direct: (M)+(91)-97162-31789

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social compliance audit
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social compliance audit process



Registration
All vendors and factories who produce Target-brand products must participate in the social compliance program. They must register all applicable facilities with our social compliance team, indicating the locations of facilities and where Target-brand production will take place, as well as authorize unannounced compliance audits for every facility they register. If Target has previously audited a facility, we ensure that any previous violations have been corrected.

Facility Audit Selection Process
Target audits factories where Target-brand products are manufactured. We have developed a model that stratifies social compliance risk by country. We also have created a system that forecasts our monthly audit plan to mitigate risk. The forecast system automatically identifies facilities to audit, considering factors like risk, registration status and date of last audit, and allocates eligible facilities to our audit resources.
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Unannounced Audit Process
Our audit process includes 100 percent unannounced audits. We use our own audit forms and tools and, for most audits, our own auditors, who complete robust training in our standards and audit processes. In countries where we use a third-party auditor, we train and require them to use our processes and tools. In the countries where Better Works provides advanced monitoring and advisory services to factories, Target uses the results of this program in place of our own audits.

An unannounced visit consists of a meeting with facility management to explain the purpose of the visit and collect documentation, a robust tour of the facility, and interviews with management and a selection of employees to determine working conditions, treatment of workers and the hiring process. The auditor also reviews personnel, wage and time records to verify that the facility meets local labor law requirements. At the end of the visit, the auditor explains any violations and discusses corrective actions and next steps.

A facility is allowed up to 20 minutes after the auditor arrives to begin the audit. If the audit does not begin within this timeframe, the auditor will leave, and Target will consider it a denied audit.

Audit Results
Target’s social compliance team reviews every audit and determines the final result based on the violations identified. We use an internal rating scale that categorizes violations as Non-Critical, Critical and Severe. Audit results are categorized as Acceptable, Needs Improvement, At-Risk and Non-Compliant. An audit is “Acceptable” if no violations or very few Non-Critical violations are identified. “Needs Improvement” or “At- Risk” audits result from a combination of Non-Critical and Critical violations such as health and safety, payment of wages, excessive working hours and record-keeping violations. Non-Compliant audits are detailed below.

Non-Compliant Facilities
Target recognizes two types of Non-Compliant facilities: One-Year Non-Compliant and Zero Tolerance.

One-Year Non-Compliant
During an audit round, a facility is allowed three opportunities to be found Acceptable. If it does not meet our standards after a maximum of three audits, we will deactivate the facility from producing Target product for at least one year. We also will deactivate a facility for at least one year when we identify more than 40 compliance violations during an audit or if the facility denies us access to an audit twice.

Zero Tolerance
Target has a zero-tolerance policy on Severe violations. If we identify a Severe violation, we will terminate the business relationship immediately, will not accept product, and will not allow the facility to produce for Target for up to three years. Our process for identifying Severe violations includes in-depth tours, worker interviews and a detailed review of facility records, including personnel records, financial deposits and pay schedules. We also conduct interviews with workers and management to check for consistency between statements. Severe violations include child labor, forced labor, corporal punishment and conflict of interest, which we define as follows:
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Child Labor: A worker below the local minimum age, or the age of 15, whichever is greater. We do not allow any exceptions for permanent workers, contract workers, piece-rate workers, migrant workers, casual workers or temporary workers.
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• Forced Labor: Prison workers or workers forced to work or bound to employment in order to fulfill a debt to a facility or a third party.
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• Corporal Punishment: Condoning, creating or contributing to an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment including physical or mental punishment against workers.
• Conflict of Interest: A facility’s attempt to offer anything of value to Target team members or our representatives to influence the results of any audit or inspection.

Target will allow a vendor to use a previously Non-Compliant facility only after the deactivation period has passed if the vendor is able to demonstrate compliance with local laws and Target’s standards and a formal reinstatement process is completed. This reinstatement process involves a review of the corrective actions that were applied at the factory and a subsequent audit of the factory to validate that the issues have been addressed. The factory must be found acceptable before the factory can be reinstated.

Corrective Action Plan Management
We communicate the results of an audit to our vendors and require a detailed corrective action plan for Needs Improvement or At-Risk results. Our headquarters team has ongoing dialogue with the vendor on the status of the plan, including steps being taken, proposed timelines, accountability at the facility for ongoing monitoring, long-term stability plans, and evidence that the corrections have been implemented. for more information please visit our website
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Metro Station, New Delhi-110059.

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sedex audit

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Sedex is a membership organization for businesses committed to continuous improvement of the ethical performance of their supply chains.

As the largest collaborative platform for sharing ethical supply chain data, Sedex is an innovative and effective supply chain management solution, helping brands & companies to reduce risk, protect brand reputation and improve supply chain practices.

The Tool and Standard used by SEDEX is named SMETA - Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit. SMETA Standard focuses on four pillars. Members commit to improving their supply chain performance using SMETA Standard. These four pillars are:
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sedex registration

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SA8000 is an international standard for improving working conditions. This standard is based on the principles of the international human rights norms as described in International Labor Organisation conventions, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. SA 8000 is the first auditable social standard and is independent of government bodies and single interest groups.
SA 8000 certification
SA8000 measures the performance of organisations in eight key areas: child labour, forced labour, health and safety, freedom of association and collective bargaining, discrimination, disciplinary practices, working hours and remuneration.
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The systems put in place to achieve this certification are an ongoing process and involves the participation of employees to ensure systemic change. The benefits of adopting SA8000 includes improved staff morale, reliable business partnerships, enhanced competitiveness, less staff turnover and better worker-manager communication.

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SEDEX Consultant & SEDEX Certificate


Sedex Solutions offers a variety of training programmes to help companies get the most from their Sedex
membership and effectively implement their responsible sourcing programme.

Training sessions are delivered by our experienced training team and can be held in person or online.

Introductory Training

We offer introductory training sessions for all Sedex member types. These sessions will help you to
successfully implement Sedex within your organization and learn how to best use
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Sedex certification in Faridabad

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SEDEX -Supplier Ethical Data Exchange, is a not for profit membership organization dedicated to driving improvements in responsible and ethical business practices in global supply chains – based in London, UK open for membership for companies/brands all over the world.sedex certified companies,sedex ethical audit



Sedex is a membership organization for businesses committed to continuous improvement of the ethical performance of their supply chains.

As the largest collaborative platform for sharing ethical supply chain data, Sedex is an innovative and effective supply chain management solution, helping brands & companies to reduce risk, protect brand reputation and improve supply chain practices.

The Tool and Standard used by SEDEX is named SMETA - Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit. SMETA Standard focuses on four pillars. Members commit to improving their supply chain performance using SMETA Standard. These four pillars are:

Labour Standards - to ensure that the Standards and Regulations related to Labour Protection are complied.

Health & Safety - Health and Safety of Labour is taken care.

Environment - Factory complies to Environmental Regulations.

Business Integrity - Facility maintains corporate governance.

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sedex

Sedex: Supplier
Information Exchange

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Sedex offers a simple and effective way of managing
ethical and responsible practices in your supply chain.
Its two main goals are:
1.
to ease the burden on suppliers facing multiple
audits, questionnaires and certifications
2.
to drive improvements in the ethical performance
of global supply chains
Our core product is a secure, online database which
allows members to store, share and report on information
in four key areas:

Labour Standards

Health and Safety

The Environment

Business Practices
For buyers

, Sedex offers an online system for collecting
and analysing information on ethical and responsible
business practices in the supply chain. The system
enables buyers to run reports on a variety of ethical supply
chain data and track suppliers’ progress on key issues.
In addition, a Risk Assessment tool (developed in partnership
with global risk experts Maplecroft) helps companies to
identify the likelihood of risk in their supply chain and prioritise
resources to effectively manage this risk.
For suppliers
, Sedex provides an efficient and cost-effective
way of sharing ethical information with multiple customers.
This helps to cut down on unnecessary paperwork, saving
companies time and money.
Suppliers complete one self assessment questionnaire and
can choose to share this with multiple customers on Sedex,
along with any other relevant ethical information, such as
audit reports, certificates and corrective action plans.
By allowing suppliers to share the same data with many
customers, Sedex helps reduce the need for multiple
audits, allowing both parties to concentrate on making
improvements.
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The SA 8000 certification is the Social Accountability System standard. It is applicable to companies of any size that wish to address the social and ethical aspects of their business. A Social Accountability System proves to customers that the company holds adequate provisions for the protection of workers\' rights. Further, it ensures ethical production of all goods manufactured by the company. SA 8000 certification enables organizations to demonstrate your commitment to social accountability standards as well as employee and customer satisfaction.
There are mainly three type of charges applicable for ISO Certification Services:
Audit Fees
Man Days basis

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SA 8000 Certification in India: Are you doing fair deal? Assessment can be done by the third party audit of the social accountability requirements and fulfillment therof. Introduction of SA 8000 Certification: SA 8000 is also called as SA International, SA 8000 is an voluntary standards and can be adopted by any organisation. Adaption of SA 8000 demonstrate great level of trust of the society and the staff towards the legal and regulatory requirements. Adoption of SA 8000 should be an planned Decision of any Organization.
How to Apply for SA 8000?

Social Accountability is the registered trademark of Certification is the recognition of SA 8000 activities in the organization, a company, branch, an area consistent with SA 8000 standards. Currently there is no official certification agency, but you can invite prestigious organizations to audit, certify and issue SA 8000 certificate for your needs.

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What is SA 8000?



Released in October 1997, the Social Accountability 8000(or SA 8000) Standard is the first global ethical standard.


SA 8000 has been developed based on the conventions of the International Labour Organization, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as well as the United Nations Convention on the Rights of a Child. It is applicable to all companies regardless of scale, industry and location
Its objective is to ensure ethical sourcing and production of goods and services.

SA -8000 sets basic standards for:

Child labour;
Forced labour;
Health and Safety;

Freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining;
Discrimination;
Disciplinary practices;
Working hours and compensation

SMETA (Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit):



Sedex is a membership organisation for businesses committed to continuous improvement of the ethical performance of their supply chains.

Sedex enables member companies to efficiently manage the ethical and responsible practices of their global supply chains, generating transparency through the provision of a data exchange.



The tool used by Sedex is named SMETA (Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit). It incorporates 3 elements
:

A best practice guidance on conducting ethical trade audits,
An audit report format and
A corrective action plan format.






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Metro Station, New Delhi-110059.
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Direct: (M)+(91)-97162-31789, 97160-41789
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