Why Join Sedex?

Trading in a globalised economy is a complex business. With the opportunity to make new partnerships and unlock fresh markets come challenges around accountability.

How can you be sure your value chain is treating its workforce fairly?

How can you be clear about the impact of new legislation on your operations?

How can you reduce risk in a fast-changing, interconnected business environment?

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Whether you are a global retail brand or manufacturer, an international agent, or a single production site, Sedex can help you simplify the business of responsible trade.

When you join Sedex, you don’t just access our services. You join a global community of leaders in responsible sourcing.

Our services enable our members to save time and money managing their data around ethical performance, and to get the insight that can support their continuous improvement. The approachable, multi-lingual Sedex Helpdesk is open to all members, along with published guidance, online learning and updates on best practice.

Managing multi-tier data more simply

By using our products and services our members can manage their multi-tier, responsible sourcing data simply and efficiently. They can take advantage of standardised formats and reports and collaborate by sharing common information.

Providing cost-effective solutions

Sedex is ‘owned’ by its members, so it is completely focused on providing the responsible sourcing data, technology solutions, products and services our members need. Our scale and expertise also help us bring together members and stakeholders to drive convergence between different industry standards and methodologies.

Driving continuous improvement

We understand supply chain management as a continuous, collaborative process of improvement. Our audit methodology helps businesses identify opportunities for improvement and work with their suppliers to make changes. They also reduce duplication and ‘audit fatigue’ by allowing suppliers to share one set of data with multiple customers.

Take control with Sedex Advance

Sedex Advance is the largest collaborative platform in the world which allows you to capture, analyse, manage and present risk information in your supply chain, for your industry. Increase your social, environmental and ethical sustainability, to enhance and protect your corporate reputation, globally.

For buyers, we make it simpler to understand how supply chains are performing, and to identify and act on opportunities for improvement.

For suppliers, we make it easy to share information with multiple buyers in an agreed format. This frees up time spent on unnecessary duplication.