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Price Increase for SMETA Audits

Effective from 1 July 2024, the fees for SMETA audits will be charged at £150 per audit.

The new SMETA methodology (SMETA 7) is undergoing the most substantial update in its history, incorporating feedback and insights from hundreds of stakeholders within and beyond the Sedex membership. These changes are designed to provide a more robust, consistent assessment, clearer data, and more actionable supply chain insights. The introduction of the ‘Workplace Requirements’ and ‘Management Systems Assessments’ will enhance the assessment process, moving SMETA audits from compliance-focused to sustained compliance and direction for improvement.

SMETA 7 Integration: Empowering Auditors to Conduct Audits More Effectively

We are currently making substantial investments in our digital audit tool to seamlessly incorporate the upcoming SMETA 7 updates. This initiative aims to revolutionise the audit experience, providing auditors with advanced tools and functionalities to streamline the process from start to finish.

More Efficient and Effective SMETA Audits

By embedding SMETA 7 within our digital platform, we are not only enhancing efficiency but also ensuring the highest standards of quality and accuracy in audit data. This integration will empower auditors to conduct audits more effectively, enabling them to focus on assessing compliance with precision while leveraging innovative features tailored to the latest SMETA requirements.

In addition to these enhancements, we’ve prioritized initiatives such as the Audit Quality Programme (AQP). This programme isn’t just about ticking boxes; it’s about boosting the confidence and credibility of our Approved Audit Companies (AACs). By rigorously monitoring your performance to our buyer members, we ensure the unwavering application of SMETA standards and demonstrate transparency on this. This not only reinforces the integrity of audits but also strengthens your reputation as an Affiliate Audit Company (AAC).


We’re committed to sustainability and value your partnership.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the price increase or the new SMETA updates, please do not hesitate to reach out to our team. We value your partnership and appreciate your understanding as we continue to drive positive change in supply chain sustainability.