Join as a Buyer

Sedex Products and Services Journey

Buyer membership helps your business gain visibility of your supply chain, identify risks within your own business and supplier sites, and take action to ensure you’re sourcing responsibly and minimising business and ethical risks.

Our solutions support your business to comply with modern slavery legislation, and work with your suppliers to improve working conditions.

From one platform, everyone in your business, from procurement to sustainability, can access the information they need to make informed decisions. Our tools make it simple for your business to collect data from suppliers about their site conditions, help you verify this information with our market-leading audit methodology SMETA, and monitor risks in global supply chains using our risk tool, Radar.

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Sedex buyer membership supports your business to:

Gain supply chain visibility
Create visibility within your supply chain by mapping your suppliers around the world, understanding risk and ethical performance at each supplier site.


Manage supply chain risk
Identify risk across your entire supply chain, down to site level. Manage all your supply chain data from one place using the Sedex platform.



Build your brand and manage reputation

Sedex enables you to build your reputation as a responsible business, and helps you to communicate to customers that you are an ethical business.



Conduct risk assessment and audits
Understand potential risks in your supply chain using Sedex’s risk assessment tool, and conduct audits of supplier sites to assess working conditions.



Work with suppliers to improve working conditions

The Sedex platform provides suppliers with actionable steps they can make to improve the ethical standards of their businesses, supporting them with guidance and eLearning.



Work with your account manager

Your dedicated Sedex account manager will work with you every step of the way, guiding you through your responsible business journey.


Want to find out more? Contact our Business Development Team

Did you know…

We can provide additional support with our Ethical Trade Co-ordinators. Ethical Trade Co-ordinators can be embedded in your business, getting to know the way your processes work and helping to implement Sedex tools and services in your supply chain, making responsible business, well, business as usual.

There are two membership types for buyers:

Buyer (A) membership is for organisations that only wish to view and run reports on their supply chain. As a Buyer member you can:

  • See your suppliers’ data on responsible practice
  • Run reports on your suppliers’ data
  • Carry out risk assessments

Buyer/supplier (AB) membership is for organisations that wish to view and run reports on their supply chain and share information with their customers. As a buyer/supplier you have the same functionality as a buyer (A) member but can also:

  • Upload and store your own data on responsible practice, including audits, certificates and corrective action plans
  • Complete an assessment for your own sites
  • Run reports on your own data
  • Share your data with customers
  • See your suppliers’ data
  • Run reports on your suppliers’ data
  • Carry out risk assessments

How much does buyer membership cost?

For buyer (A) and buyer/supplier (AB) members there are two parts to the membership fee:

  • A one-off set up cost
  • An annual subscription fee

Both of these are determined by annual sales turnover. The set up cost includes training and account management support to help you get the most from your Sedex membership.


Annual sales turnover Set up cost Annual subscription fee Total cost (first year)
< £10 million £2,402 £2,700 £5,102
£10 – 100 million £3,274 £3,500 £6,774
£101 – 500 million £5,135 £4,200 £9,335
£501 – £1 billion £5,927 £5,100 £11,027
£1 – 2 billion £6,798 £5,900 £12,698
£2 – 5 billion £13,471 £9,800 £23,271
£5 – 8 billion £22,858 £19,500 £42,358
£8 – 15 billion £31,992 £29,000 £60,992
> £15 billion £41,237 £39,000 £80,237

Find out more about our tools and services

Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ)

Radar, our risk assessment tool

SMETA, our social audit methodology

Sedex Analytics, our supply chain reporting tool

Ethical Trade Co-ordinators

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