The benefits of joining Sedex
We know that gaining visibility over your supply chain can sometimes be a challenging task. Whether you’re just getting started, or already have responsible sourcing practices in place, Sedex can help you identify and mitigate operational and financial risk while improving the lives of workers across the world.
Our platform and services equip organisations like yours with the right tools and data to keep up with the latest legislation, improve transparency, and promote ethical practices. With nearly 20 years of experience and over 66,000 members globally, we are proud to help businesses positively impact the lives of their workers. We support businesses of all sizes and industries to achieve their responsible sourcing goals.
Our tools and services allow you to:
- Gain visibility over the multiple tiers of your supply chain
Our tools provide buyers with the information they need to manage complex supply chains more responsibly. Understanding your supply chain enables you to identify and address the human and environmental risks and improve ethical standards.
- 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. Operating responsibly protects companies against these risks, and has the potential to reward businesses – investors may be willing to pay up to 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 with 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 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.
Discover more about our solutions or get support in specific areas of concern for your business by getting in contact today.