Join Sedex

Join our global community of leaders in responsible sourcing.

How you join Sedex depends on the type of membership which best meets the needs of your business. You can find more information on the different types of membership on our Membership page.

If you know which membership you want, click through to find out how to join Sedex.


Buyer (A) and Buyer/Supplier (AB) Members

Your journey with Sedex starts with our registration form.

After you fill in the form, our Business Development team will contact you to talk you through the next steps and help you get the best package for your business.

For information on membership fees, please see our Pricing page.

To find out more about the benefits of Buyer (A) or Buyer/Supplier (AB) Membership, see our Buyers page.

Supplier (B) Members

To join Sedex you simply need to complete our registration form and pay your membership fee.

Click on the video below for a step by step guide on joining. Alternatively, for more information follow these simple instructions.

From 1st March 2018, the annual membership fee for Supplier (B) members is £100.00 per site per year (VAT is chargeable to UK companies only), or 1200RMB in China if you pay the Sedex China office by BACS.

Click here for more information on how to pay your membership fee.

For information on the benefits of Supplier (B) Membership, see our Suppliers page.


Auditors do not need to be Sedex Members in order to complete SMETA audits, however many choose to become a member to access additional benefits.

There are three ways an auditor can use the Sedex system:


Independent Auditor

To use the Sedex system an independent auditor needs to contact the Sedex Customer Service Desk in order to set up an account under their name and email address. Once that has been done, the site which is commissioning the audit will need to send an audit upload request to the newly created Independent Auditor account.

Find out more about the benefits of being an Independent Auditor on the Sedex system on the Auditor memberships page.


Audit Company Group

Application for Audit Company Group

There is an annual membership fee for this type of membership which is based on turnover. Please see the table below for more details.

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

To apply for ACG membership please complete the application form (55 KB) and return to

Terms of Reference for Audit Company Group membership


Sedex Stakeholder Forum

Please go to the the Sedex Stakeholder Forum page for more information on how to join the SSF.

Join Us

Start your journey with Sedex

Registration form