Join as an Auditor

Join Sedex as an Affiliate Audit Company to develop best-practice processes for conducting audits, and create a way for the resulting data to be stored, shared and acted on through the value chain.

Only Auditors with Sedex Affiliate Auditor Account can conduct SMETA audit and access additional benefits.

Affiliate Audit Company

Affiliate Audit Company (AAC) account holders can access the functionalities within the Sedex Advance system, allowing their auditors to manage data from multiple locations in one account.


  • Permanent login facilities to Sedex
  • Pre-populated email address on the Sedex system, making it easier for a supplier to select you as their chosen auditor
  • Access to member self-assessment data, once you have been nominated as an audit partner of that member
  • Access to non-compliance and other data relating to audit reports uploaded by your own company
  • Central view of your own audit company’s audit data


Join Sedex now 

To apply for an AAC account please complete the application form (55 KB) and return to Before submitting your application, please make sure you read and understand our terms of reference, also here is the AAC Appeal procedure for applicants.

Group turnover Annual Fee
>£250 million* £7,200
£10-250 million* £2,940
£5-10 million* £720
<£5 million* £360

* NGOs: income rather than turnover

List of Affiliate Audit Companies

Currently, the following audit companies are users of Sedex:

  • ABS Quality Evaluations Inc.
  • Accordia
  • ACTE International
  • AJA Bangladesh
  • ALGI
  • ARCHE Advisors Inc.
  • API Audit Limited
  • B2bsustainable
  • Benchmarks Ltd
  • BSI Group
  • Bureau Veritas
  • Centre Testing International Corporation
  • Control Union Certifications
  • CSR Solutions
  • DNV GL
  • Ecocert IMOswiss AG
  • Ethical Trade Services Africa
  • Extensive Standard Technical Services Co. Ltd.
  • FLO-Cert
  • Globalgroup Certification Limited
  • Global Sustainable Certification Services ltd
  • Hong Kong Q.C. Center
  • IBL Certification
  • Insite Compliance
  • International Compliance Group
  • Intertek
  • IQC
  • IQNet
  • Leverage Limited
  • LRQA
  • LSQA
  • NSF Certification
  • Partner Africa (formerly Africa Now)
  • Primus Auditing Ops
  • PwC Australia
  • QIMA Limited
  • Q-Inspect
  • Reassurance Network
  • RINA
  • SGS
  • SIPAS CR – Peru
  • SMT Global
  • Social Compliance Services Asia
  • TUV Nord Cert
  • TÜV Rheinland
  • UL – Responsible Sourcing Inc.
  • URS Verification
  • Verisio
  • Verner Wheelock (incorporating KSSA)
  • Wieta