Sedex (Supplier Ethical Data Exchange) Information Exchange

Name of Organization Behind

Sedex Global

Year of Launch

2004

Sectors

General

Regions

Global

Sub Categories

Issues Addressed

Human Rights, Labour, Environment, Anti-Corruption, General

Objective

Our mission is to drive collaboration, increase transparency and build the capacity that’s needed to raise standards across all tiers of the supply chain. We offer the world’s largest collaborative platform for managing and sharing ethical supply chain data, along with leading-edge services which multi-national companies use to understand, monitor and manage supply chains risks and improve standards.

Sedex was founded in 2001 by a group of UK retailers to drive convergence in social audit standards and monitoring practices. The aims of Sedex are to ease the auditing burden on suppliers through the sharing of reports and to drive improvements in supply chain standards.

Content

Sedex is the largest collaborative platform for managing ethical supply chain data with over 30,000 customers and supplier sites worldwide. Through a secure online platform, Sedex members can share and manage information related to Labour Standards, Health & Safety, The Environment and Business Ethics. Members also have access to a range of resources and reports, including industry specific questionnaires and market leading risk analysis tools, developed with global risk experts Maplecroft.

We collaborate with a range of stakeholders including UN bodies, trade organisations, government agencies and NGOs to share insights and promote best practice on responsible supply chain issues.

We collaborate and work with stakeholders and members to produce a range of resources, films, publications, regional briefings, webinars and in-person events to facilitate our shared aims of driving improvements and convergence in responsible business practices. These activities focus on a range of topics including; common audit methodology, best practice guidance workbook for suppliers, key emerging trends for sustainable supply chains by region and emerging CSR topics, risk and performance management in global supply chains, highlighting companies’ achievements of good practice and best practice, impact, collaboration and convergence in responsible business practices.