About Sedex and ethical performance of global supply chains


About Sedex

Sedex is an innovative and effective supply chain management solution

Sedex is a not for profit membership organisation dedicated to driving improvements in ethical and responsible business practices in global supply chains.

As the largest collaborative platform for sharing ethical supply chain data, Sedex is an innovative and effective supply chain management solution, helping you to reduce risk, protect your company reputation and improve supply chain practices.

Sedex has two main aims:

  1. to ease the burden on suppliers facing multiple audits, questionnaires and certifications
  2. to drive improvements in the ethical performance of global supply chains

Our core product is Sedex Advance, a secure, online database which allows members to store, share and report on information in four key areas:

  • Labour Standards
  • Health & Safety
  • The Environment
  • Business Ethics

Find out more about Sedex and how we can help your organisation in ‘What we do’.

Global membership

Since our launch in 2004, over 38,000 organisations from around the world have made Sedex their platform of choice for exchanging ethical supply chain data.

We offer three different types of membership (A (Buyer), AB (Buyer/Supplier) and B (Supplier), reflecting the different types of functionality available in the Sedex system.

Sedex is not a standard setting body, code of conduct or certification. Instead our role is to enable you to effectively share and manage supply chain information, with the aim of driving continuous improvement.

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