Why Join Sedex?

Shoe deisgners working at the factory

Whether you are a global retail brand or manufacturer, an international agent, or a single production site, Sedex can help you simplify the business of responsible trade.

When you join Sedex, you don’t just access our services. You join a global community of leaders in responsible sourcing.

Our services enable our members to save time and money managing their data around ethical performance, and to get the insight that can support their continuous improvement. The approachable, multi-lingual Sedex Helpdesk is open to all members, along with published guidance, online learning and updates on best practice.

Comply with national and international laws

Operating responsibly helps a company to meet or exceed the requirements set by human rights legislation. Failure to comply with these laws can result in sanctions being imposed on a company with heavy fines, or even imprisonment for company officials.

Prevent and mitigate financial risk

Protecting workers and providing safe working conditions can reduce injury rates, absenteeism, employee turnover and worker error, all of which affect operating costs

Protect reputation to attract consumers and investment 

Exploitative business practices are recognised as huge operational and reputational risks. They can turn into international scandals, generating significant negative press coverage and deterring both consumers and investors. Not only does operating responsibly protect companies against these risks, but it also has the potential to reward businesses as investors may be willing to pay a 10% premium to acquire a company with a positive record on ESG issues*.

Access a global network of data from your current suppliers

Your main suppliers could already be Sedex members and their company and audit data on our platform. Having access to the Sedex platform will simplify the process of managing your supply chain.

Join a collective of like-minded organisations driving sustainable business practices

Sedex members can access our community engagement programme, a network of organisations from all industries and all parts of the world. Our collaborative community supports those discovering, learning, building, and leading the way in responsible business and responsible sourcing.

For buyers, we make it simpler to understand how supply chains are performing and to identify and act on opportunities for improvement.

For suppliers, we make it easy to share information with multiple buyers in an agreed format. This frees up time spent on unnecessary duplication.

Discover more about our solutions or get support in specific areas of concern for your business by getting in contact today.

 Request a callback