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Sedex Annual Report 2021

The Sedex Annual Report 2021 provides an overview of Sedex’s activities over the period 1 January 2021 – 31 December 2021.

The report showcases how we are working to measure and improve the impact we have across our membership and their supply chains.

Here are a few of the highlights from the past year, you can also download the full report here.

Sedex is a world leader in responsible sourcing with more than 18 years of experience, driving organisations to improve working conditions in global supply chains. We provide businesses with the tools, technology platform, services, and data they need to manage environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues and build a responsible business and supply chain.

At the end of 2021 we had 66,516 (+12.84%) members

More than 66,000 companies in 170 countries are working with Sedex, to either improve their own practices or their supply chain visibility and ethical sourcing practices, reflecting the impact of our role to support responsible business.

In 2021 there were 98,361 SMETA audit-sourced non-compliances closed

A non-compliance is where the practices of the site of employment do not meet the requirements of either the local law or the ETI Base Code. To support non-compliances being resolved, Sedex provides our members with a range of guidance, tools, courses, and e-Learning materials, available via the Sedex platform.

The launch of our Sedex Community engagement programme

We launched the Sedex Community engagement programme, a collaborative community supporting those discovering, learning, building, and leading the way in responsible business. More than 2,400 members attended one of the 24 events run in 2021, which ranged from reporting gender data in supply chains, to practical sessions about getting the most out of our tools and services.

The expansion of Sedex Consulting

We have expanded our professional services to Sedex Consulting to support businesses in whichever area they need help most. This may be setting up a responsible sourcing programme, complying with new legislation, or taking their existing programmes to the next level with risk-driven, expert advice.

Read the full Sedex Annual Report 2021 for more detail or get in touch to learn more about how Sedex can help you measure and improve your impact in 2022.

The Sedex members approved the accounts for the Sedex Annual Report 2021 at the Sedex Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 17 May 2022.