The Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (Sedex) is a not-for-profit membership organisation that works with buyers and suppliers to deliver improvements in ethical trading practises in global supply chains.

SMETA (ethical trading audit) was developed for Sedex members but it is not exclusive to them, any organization can request an audit. A SMETA audit will enable you to demonstrate your ethical behaviours in a structured way which will assist you in managing this, improve working practices for staff and gives reassurance to new and existing customers as well as safeguarding your business relationships.

BM TRADA offers a three-tiered audit services approach to SMETA audits:

  1. Audit services - Our auditors are experienced and knowledgeable in labour law and are therefore able to help identify areas where policy or practise may conflict with these and deliver a full, detailed and beneficial audit.
  2. Sedex report uploading - the completed SMETA report will be uploaded to the Sedex database by our skilled certification officers.
  3. Training - Training experts can offer courses on the requirements of SMETA so that you can know how to adopt best practise.