Sedex, the data platform for transparency in organizations’ sustainability performance, makes CSR audit reports accessible to customers, suppliers and members. You can join this powerful network by passing an audit based on the SMETA procedure. 

The Sedex community, boasting over 30,000 members worldwide, gives organizations peace of mind knowing their Sedex partner satisfies all the SMETA best practice requirements for responsible sourcing. 

  • Supply Chain
  • Sustainability Report
  • Social Responsibility
  • CSR Audit Report

SMETA, the Sedex Members’ Ethical Trade Audit, describes an audit procedure that brings together best practices in corporate social responsibility (CSR) auditing. SMETA includes a standardized reporting format as well, ensuring the information is both meaningful and comparable. Once a SMETA audit is completed, a CSR audit report is prepared and entered in the Sedex (Supplier Ethical Data Exchange) database. This internationally recognized platform drives transparency in corporate social responsibility and helps Sedex members manage their sourcing and reduce risk.

  • Sharing of specific, useful information within an internationally recognized database 
  • Communication of your social performance to potential business partners
  • Greater customer trust and loyalty from extending SMETA criteria to suppliers
  • Continuous improvement of ethical business practices along the entire value chain

DQS CFS is an accredited member of the Sedex Audit Company Group and conducts audits based on SMETA criteria. Sedex audits begin with your self-assessment of all the facilities that you want to have audited. Next, we conduct onsite audits to verify your compliance with the SMETA criteria. The audit findings result in a comprehensive report on your current social sustainability activities for the Sedex database. Our audit team will also identify any deficiencies and develop an action plan with you for exploiting untapped potential. The Sedex database and the SMETA procedure, in other words, also support dynamic improvement processes.


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CSR Risk Assessment

Do you want to demonstrate your performance in sustainability and supply chain compliance and document your ability to effectively combine social, environmental and business measures? If so, the CSR Risk Assessment is the right solution for you.

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