What we do

Sedex offers a simple and effective way of managing ethical and responsible practices in your supply chain.

Our core product is a secure, online database which allows members to store, share and report on information on four key areas:

  • Labour Standards
  • Health & Safety
  • The Environment
  • Business Ethics

Customer to supplier diagram

Buyers can view and manage ethical information for all their suppliers in one secure place

Supplier to customer diagram

Suppliers can enter their ethical information and choose to share it with multiple customers on Sedex

For buyers – Sedex offers an electronic system for collecting and analysing information on ethical and responsible business practices in your supply chain

A variety of reporting tools enables you to keep track of your suppliers’ performance and you  will also have access to an advanced Risk Assessment Tool that we have developed with our partner, Maplecroft.

For suppliers – Sedex provides an efficient and cost effective way of sharing ethical information with multiple customers, helping cut down on unnecessary paperwork and saving you time and money.

Suppliers complete 1 self assessment questionnaire and can choose to share this with multiple customers on Sedex, along with any other relevant ethical information, such as audit reports and certifications.

The Sedex system is secure and confidential and suppliers have complete control over who can view their data.

By allowing suppliers to share the same data with many customers, Sedex helps reduce the need for multiple audits, allowing both parties to concentrate on making real improvements.

Additional services

In addition to the core Sedex product, all Sedex members can benefit from:

  • access to a global multi-lingual helpdesk and support materials
  • opportunities to participate in working groups and help shape future Sedex developments
  • access to a common audit methodology and report format (SMETA)
  • member events that facilitate knowledge sharing between members
  • quarterly newsletter keeping you up to date with Sedex activities and industry news
  • links with other collaborative projects and industry bodies

More information on how Sedex can benefit your business

Sedex members

Sedex offers 3 types of membership that reflect the different types of functionality available in the Sedex system. Visit our Members section for more information.