July 24th, 2015
UN Global Compact releases “Support your SME Supplier” resource
The UN Global Compact have recently released a resource calling upon companies to take action and providing guidance on how companies can support their SME suppliers to incorporate sustainability into their strategies and operations.
July 17th, 2015
Corporate Human Rights Benchmark – consulting on draft indicators to measure companies’ human rights performance
Launched in December 2014 at the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights, the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (CHRB) will be the first open source ranking of the world’s largest companies. The CHRB is currently seeking input on two key documents that will inform the CHRB Methodology.
July 15th, 2015
Jonathan Ivelaw-Chapman announced as new Sedex CEO
Sedex Global is delighted to announce that Jonathan Ivelaw-Chapman has been appointed its new Chief Executive Officer. A Sedex Non-Executive Board Director since 2013, Ivelaw-Chapman brings a deep knowledge of the non-profit organisation and clear views for the opportunities that lie ahead.
July 10th, 2015
Case study: How Kao Corporation uses Sedex to manage its supply chain sustainably
Kao Corporation is a chemical and cosmetics company, established in 1887 in Japan. A leading global manufacturer of beauty care brands, such as Guhl, Goldwell, John Frieda and Molton Brown among others, is recognised around the world for innovation and quality.
July 1st, 2015
Sedex supports UN organisations on SME consultations for the post-2015 development agenda
The UN Global Compact, the UN Industrial Organization and Sedex have collaborated on a survey in order to capture and consider viewpoints of SMEs worldwide, in order to inform the forthcoming Sustainable Development Goals.
June 23rd, 2015
Introducing Sedex Advance
Today, the Sedex team is excited to announce the countdown to launch of the next generation Sedex system. Fast, powerful and easy to use, Sedex Advance – launching 21st September 2015 – will soon become the new one-stop-shop for responsible supply chain management.
June 17th, 2015
4 ways technology can help scale up sustainable supply chains
In a world where more people have access to mobile phones than to safe water, how can technology help scale up sustainable supply chains? Here are four suggestions from the expert panel at the Sedex Global Responsible Sourcing Conference, held in March 2015.
June 2nd, 2015
Sedex featured in G7 Summit Climate Change publication
Advocacy by Sedex’s Head of Stakeholder Relations, Jo Webb, features alongside pieces from a range of industry experts in a new publication produced specially for the G7 Summit.
May 14th, 2015
Case study: How The Sourcing Team use SMETA to drive supply chain sustainability
Sharon Childs – Finance Director and Head of Sustainability at The Sourcing Team – describes how the company uses Sedex and SMETA (Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit) to ensure its supply chain is compliant, ethical and sustainable.
May 1st, 2015
ETI launches new briefing on living wages
The Ethical Trading Initiatives in the UK, Denmark and Norway have teamed up to publish a new briefing on living wages in supply chains. ‘Living wages in global supply chains: a new agenda for business’ was launched in London this week, to an audience of businesses, NGOs, trade unions and stakeholders.
April 16th, 2015
JAL flies the flag for responsible sourcing
Sedex is delighted to welcome JAL to its global membership. JAL is the first airline in Asia to join Sedex to further its responsible procurement strategy.
April 14th, 2015
The Sedex 2015 Conferences Infographic
Summing up all the highlights from the two Sedex Conferences this March, this new infographic is a feast for the eyes.
March 2nd, 2016
Sedex Conference 2016
The Conference will see over 1000 brands, retailers, suppliers, NGOs and policy makers gather to hear from industry leaders, network and share inspirational ideas and practical advice.
November 24th, 2015
The impacts of climate change on humanity, supply chains, and what companies can do about it
This webinar seeks to raise awareness and enhance understanding of the relationship between climate change and human rights, and to suggest actions and identify best practices that address the adverse effects of climate change on human rights in global supply chains.
September 15th, 2015
Harnessing supply chain data for innovation and sustainable change
In an increasingly technological world, the importance of data has become a key component of most organisations’ operations. At this event, hear from experts on how they are using data for sustainable value chains.
September 15th, 2015
edie Responsible Procurement and Supplier Engagement conference
Sedex is supporting the conference and delighted to offer its members a 15% discount to attend.
Facts and figures
Key Sedex facts
- 38,000+ members
- 30+ industry sectors
- 150+ countries
Sedex members by industry sectors
Sedex members represent a broad spectrum of industry sectors. For more information, please click on the pie chart.