Sedex Launches Five Awards
Sedex launches five awards for the 2019 Annual Sedex Awards, celebrating companies’ responsible sourcing initiatives to drive ethical and responsible business practices in global supply chains.
Sedex, one of the world’s leading organisations for helping companies identify risk and manage responsible sourcing in supply chains, has opened the prestigious Sedex Annual Awards for 2019. The awards recognise the important and sustainable work Sedex members are doing to create positive impact in the supply chain across labour, health and safety, business ethics and the environment.
London, UK – 27 September 2018.
The Sedex Awards celebrate pioneering organisations that are leading responsible sourcing in global supply chains and transforming business to protect people and the environment.
The 2019 Sedex Awards will be the third consecutive year Sedex opens the awards to members and builds on the momentum of the sustainable programmes of the 2018 Sedex Award winners Mondelez, James Cropper, Laborlink and Clas Ohlson.
This year Sedex will be running five award categories open to Sedex buyer and supplier members celebrating best collaborative effort, best health and safety/labour programmes and best environmental programmes.
“The Sedex Awards are an opportunity for our members to showcase all of their ethical sourcing achievements. The awards demonstrate the immense global impact our Sedex members are making in ethical trade, a rapidly developing sector.”Mark Sugden, Director of Marketing and Responsible Sourcing
The Sedex Awards nominations will close 21 December 2018, and Sedex will shortlist three organisations in each category, and announce winners at the Sedex Annual Conference Awards Dinner in London on 26 March 2019.
Sedex is a global membership organisation dedicated to driving improvements in ethical and responsible business practices across global supply chains. As one of the world’s leading organisations for helping companies manage responsible sourcing, Sedex operates a collaborative online platform that allows our members to collect and share responsible sourcing data and identify risks in their supply chain. Sedex’s collaborative approach allows buyers and suppliers to share and exchange data, helping to better manage their social and environmental performance, and implement measures to protect people, the environment and their business.
Sedex tools and services are used by more than 50,000 members in over 155 countries to support continuous improvement in their responsible sourcing programme. Sedex works across 35 industry sectors, including food, agriculture, clothing and apparel, packaging and chemicals. Sedex has offices located in London, Santiago, Shanghai, Sydney and Tokyo, employing over 100 staff. Sedex is also home to SMETA (Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit), one of the most widely used social audit methodologies in the world.