|Minimum Order Quantity||1 Certificate|
|Service Location||Pan India|
Description-The Sedex audit process typically involves the following steps:
Membership: To participate in Sedex audits, a company needs to become a Sedex member. This involves registering on the Sedex platform and paying the membership fee.
Self-Assessment: After becoming a member, the supplier is required to complete a self-assessment questionnaire known as the Sedex Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ). The SAQ covers various aspects of social and ethical compliance, such as labor standards, health and safety, environmental impact, and business ethics.Audit Selection: Based on the SAQ responses, Sedex uses a risk-based approach to select suppliers for audits. Factors such as geographical location, industry, and past performance may influence the selection process.
Audit Execution: Once selected, the supplier undergoes an audit conducted by an approved Sedex audit firm or an independent third-party auditor. The audit firm typically contacts the supplier to schedule the audit and provides information about the scope, objectives, and requirements of the audit.
On-Site Audit: The auditor visits the supplier's premises and conducts an on-site assessment. The audit involves reviewing documents, conducting interviews with workers and management, and inspecting facilities to verify compliance with social and ethical standards. The auditor may focus on areas such as employment practices, health and safety, working hours, wages, and management systems.Audit Report: Following the on-site audit, the auditor prepares an audit report detailing the findings, observations, and recommendations. The report is usually shared with the supplier and sometimes with the buyer who requested the audit.
Corrective Actions: If any non-compliance or areas for improvement are identified during the audit, the supplier is expected to develop and implement corrective action plans to address these issues. Sedex encourages a continuous improvement approach, where suppliers work to resolve any identified shortcomings and strengthen their social and ethical performance.Follow-Up Audit: In some cases, especially if significant non-compliances were found during the initial audit, a follow-up audit may be scheduled to verify that the supplier has taken appropriate corrective actions.
Data Sharing: Sedex allows suppliers to share their audit reports and other relevant information with their customers or other Sedex members through the platform. This helps companies access and evaluate the social and ethical performance of their suppliers.
It's important to note that Sedex audits are not certifications but rather assessments of a supplier's social and ethical performance. However, Sedex members may use the audit reports to demonstrate their commitment to responsible sourcing and meet the requirements of their customers or industry initiatives.
- Item Code: 07
- Production Capacity: According to the Client
- Delivery Time: 15 Days