Suppliers who are required to share information about their ethical performance with clients;
Retailers who wish to learn more about the ethical performance of suppliers;
Companies in the middle of the supply chain who are required to share information about themselves while receiving information from their own suppliers.
The Supplier Ethical Data Exchange Database is a worldwide platform for the exchange of information on ethically sustainable production in the supply chain.
The SEDEX-Database enables its members to manage their suppliers and reduce their risks by exchanging information on ethical performance. By doing so, improvements regarding ethically sustainable business practices can be made throughout the production chain. Enterprises which perform a SEDEX-Audit according to the SMETA-Guidelines and share this information in the SEDEX-Database can prove to their customers that they respect the principles of ethically and socially sustainable production. Customers, on the other hand, can effectively manage their suppliers according to these principles, thus reducing their risk. As an official member of the Sedex Audit Company Group, DQS CFS has the know-how and the manpower to conduct SMETA-Audits across the globe.
A SMETA-Audit carried out by DQS allows you to:
Demonstrate your conformity with the SMETA Guidelines in the Sedex Platform;
Highlight your ethical performance;
Reduce the risk of issues and incidents among your suppliers;
Gain trust and improve your supplier relationships with the Sedex Database.