Audit Management

Your challenge

Whether you have 10 or 10,000 suppliers, managing the process of auditing them can be a time-consuming, resource-intensive process – particularly when dealing with suppliers located in different regions or speaking different languages. Few companies have the scalable resources in-house required to meet these challenges.

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Our solution

Sedex’s Audit Management Service saves you time and money. Our experienced, multi-lingual team of supply chain experts manage each stage of the audit process for you, supporting suppliers along the way.

 

Sedex Audit Management Service provides:

Supplier contact: We will contact all of your suppliers, talk them through the audit process and help them book an audit.

Monitoring: We will monitor progress between the auditors and the suppliers, making sure that audits take place and results are correctly uploaded to the Sedex platform.

Follow up: We will support suppliers in resolving issues and ensure that auditors review the actions taken.

Reports: We will keep you up to date throughout the project.

If you are just launching your responsible sourcing programme we can help you develop your audit programme criteria and select the best way to deliver your programme. Our service is independent and can be used to connect with any number of suppliers. We can plan and conduct your entire end-to-end audit management process, or if you need help in only a few areas we can support as necessary.

 

Benefits

  • Scalable and flexible service, designed to meet your needs, however big or small
  • Saves you time and resources by streamlining communication between suppliers and auditors
  • Our multi-lingual team guide your suppliers through the full audit journey, providing training and demonstrations
  • Our process is proven to work across regions and sectors, and has been shaped by input from industry leaders and your peers
  • Pre-agreed reporting structure provides progress updates when you need them
  • Audit data is delivered via Sedex Advance, our easy-to-use online platform

 

More information

This service is designed for our Buyer (A) and Buyer/Supplier (AB) members. To find out how we can help you manage your audit process, contact your Sedex Account Manager or the Sedex Helpdesk.

“Sedex understands the challenges faced by companies when engaging suppliers on the subject of responsible sourcing (RS), and especially when it comes to managing an RS audit schedule. When we began our recent third party RS audit schedule, we chose to use the Sedex Audit Management Service. This was because it allowed our internal RS champions to focus on supplier relationship management, without the extra burden of following up on suppliers’ technical questions related to the system or on the audit process itself. We received regular update reports from the Sedex team, advice when we needed it and were alerted immediately if there was an issue to solve to move the project along. In fact we have just begun our next round of audits and are using the Sedex service again.”

Dave Howson, Global Sustainability Director, Bacardi

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