Has anyone had experience dealing with SEDEX (Supplier Ethical Data Exchange)?

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Ka Pilo

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Our customer requires us to join to Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (SEDEX). SGS will be the one to carry out the audits. We are the one to pay for the audits. My boss instructed me to request for quotation. I’m not sure where to ask for a quotation, whether from SEDEX or from SGS? Anyone familiar with SEDEX? Is it a standard?

Any help in this matter is appreciated.
 
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somashekar

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Re: Has anyone had experience dealing with SEDEX?

aaaah, an other consortium of big names I guess. I have had something similar with EICC because a customer asked me to and paid for the audit by SGS. We were certified as GREEN company by our customer as an output of successful EICC audit and CA implementation.
CSR, sustainability and such stuff if I am not wrong ...
you can see more HERE
SGS is the 3rd party auditor who audit per the SEDEX and report to your customer. You may ask your customer to ask SGS to contact you and then take it further.
But first get to know what is SEDEX and what are your tasks to align with the requirements. Better still ask your customer to train you directly or through SGS.
Have you ever signed off any agreement with your customer towards such an audit by 3rd party and paying for the same ... ?
Good luck ~~~
 
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K

Ka Pilo

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Re: Has anyone had experience dealing with SEDEX?

aaaah, an other consortium of big names I guess. I have had something similar with EICC because a customer asked me to and paid for the audit by SGS. We were certified as GREEN company by our customer as an output of successful EICC audit and CA implementation.
CSR, sustainability and such stuff if I am not wrong ...
you can see more HERE
SGS is the 3rd party auditor who audit per the SEDEX and report to your customer. You may ask your customer to ask SGS to contact you and then take it further.
But first get to know what is SEDEX and what are your tasks to align with the requirements. Better still ask your customer to train you directly or through SGS.
Have you ever signed off any agreement with your customer towards such an audit by 3rd party and paying for the same ... ?
Good luck ~~~
I’m not sure if the management has signed off any agreement with the customer regarding said audit. I’ll check it with our QMR. What I know is that we will be the one to pay for the audits. We will be audited against what? Do you have any idea?
I will surely contact SGS regarding this. Thanks for your response.
 
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somashekar

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Re: Has anyone had experience dealing with SEDEX?

I’m not sure if the management has signed off any agreement with the customer regarding said audit. I’ll check it with our QMR. What I know is that we will be the one to pay for the audits. We will be audited against what? Do you have any idea?
I will surely contact SGS regarding this. Thanks for your response.
Are you already a member on SEDEX ?
Perhaps you have to become one. Again do ask your customer who would also be a higher level member.
The Sedex Vision
Sedex will be the knowledge management provider of choice for measuring and improving ethical and responsible business practices in global supply chains. Sedex will work with like-minded organisations to drive convergence worldwide in the approach to, and management of, ethical and responsible business practices.
The Sedex Mission
Sedex enables member companies to manage efficiently the ethical and responsible practices of their global supply chains, generating transparency through the provision of a secure, robust, and user-friendly data exchange.
Sedex focuses on four pillars: Labour Standards, Health & Safety, Environment and Business Integrity. As a growing membership organisation, Sedex is a flexible platform, open to expansion in line with market development and evolving member needs.

Above is from the SEDEX site.
Also see this RULES
 
R

RUHUL

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Re: Has anyone had experience dealing with SEDEX?

Dear Ka Pilo:

Sedex is a non-profit organization for business community around the world who are committed to continuous improvement of the ethical performance of their supply chains.
Any business organization can be a member of it according to the membership rules.

Basically it is a web based Information Exchange system that allows the members to keep their information there and exchange among themselves.

Actually, companies join Sedex in order to use the Sedex web-based system and network and engage with other Sedex members. It may be used as a good tool for marketing too.

My understanding is that as a supplier your management wants to be a "B" member of Sedex as your buyer is also Sedex member. So, you have to do two things

1. Become a "B" member; see sedex website’s membership rules link.

2. Get audited by SGS (accredited 3rd party auditor). See sedex website’s SMETA page.

Hope, this will help you.

Best regards.

Ruhul Abrar
 
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