Leading Scandinavian retail supplier, REMA Industries, has joined Sedex (the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange) to improve supply chain transparency, manage ethical risk and drive improvements in responsible business practices.
As a retailer member of Sedex, REMA Industries can use the collaborative platform to effectively gain visibility of its suppliers’ activities whilst reducing duplication in its auditing efforts. Sedex’s leading market reports and risk assessment tools will enable REMA to identify areas of high risk in the supply chain, helping the retail supplier to make real improvements throughout their supply chain.
REMA Industries has through REMA 1000 AS, been a longstanding member of the Ethical Trading Initiative Norway (IEH) – a close working partner of Sedex. IEH has co-operated with Sedex over several years and in 2011 signed a partnership in order to support those members who find it beneficial to use Sedex in their work towards improving working conditions and drive a collaborative approach to ethical trade. The partnership includes a discounted annual fee for IEH’s members.
“We are working to promote decent working and environmental conditions throughout our value chain. Ethical trade is an important part of our corporate responsibility”, says Ole Robert Reitan, CEO of REMA 1000. “It is a challenging field, where we have much to gain from cooperation. We are therefore glad to strengthen our toolbox with Sedex”.
Carmel Giblin, Sedex General Manager also noted that “Our growth in Scandinavia is part of our wider strategy to continue to expand our global presence and confirm our position as the largest collaborative platform for managing supply chain information. We are delighted to welcome REMA Industries onto Sedex and look forward to working with them to help drive improvements in their supply chains.”
“We are very pleased to note the IEH-member REMA 1000 takes an important step forward in their work on ethical trade by joining our partner Sedex. Information management and sharing is an important tool in the on-going efforts towards responsible supply chains” states Per N. Bondevik, Managing Director of IEH.