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What is Sedex?

Sedex is a not for profit, membership organisation which is dedicated to driving improvements in ethical and responsible business practices in global supply chains. Through its secure online data base, Sedex shares ethical supply chain data so that brands and retailers can see how their suppliers are meeting their social and ethical responsibilities. Sedex currently has more than 36, 000 members in over 150 countries, making it a truly global organisation.

Sedex aims to achieve two important things:

Ease the burden on suppliers by reducing the need for numerous audits, questionnaires and certifications.
Improve the ethical performance of global supply chains.

What this means is that suppliers can have audits performed at their sites that check that they are meeting all of their social and ethical responsibilities in terms of employees and the working environment.

The audit is uploaded to the Sedex platform so that the supplier’s customers can view the audit results and identify and help to solve any