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Sedex Holdings Ltd AGM 2024

This year, the Sedex Holdings Ltd Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place online on Tuesday 25 June 2024 at 12:00 noon (BST). 

During the AGM, the Sedex Holdings Chair, Steven Esom, and Chief Executive Officer, Jon Hancock, will provide an update to Sedex Holdings members about business progress over the past 12 months, and the business strategy for 2024.   

Sedex’s Chief Financial Officer will provide an overview of the audited accounts for 2023. Sedex’s Director of Member and Customer Relations will also present.   

Members will have the opportunity to vote on the Resolutions of the 2024 AGM (see the Notice for these). This includes:  

  • Approving Sedex’s audited accounts for 2023 and the appointment of the independent auditors. 
  • Casting a vote for a new Member Director. 
  • Reappointing two current Member Directors. 
  • Approving changes to the Sedex Holdings Articles of Association.  

All Sedex Holdings members will be invited to attend the AGM via email, or to appoint a proxy and cast their votes ahead of the meeting. Members will shortly receive this invitation from Civica, the independent organisation managing the voting process at the AGM. 

Sedex Vision: Become a leader in making global supply chains more socially and environmentally sustainable

Sedex delivers the essential supporting solutions companies need to empower sustainable practices and improvements throughout their supply chains. 

Now more than ever, businesses need a strong partner for their supply chain ESG efforts, to unlock the benefits of more sustainable supply chains, meet multiple stakeholders’ demands and better navigate regional disruptions. We are proud to be this partner to thousands of member businesses already, and are determined to cement this role further. 

We’re building world-class, data-led tools and services, leveraging Sedex’s impressive reach to offer both breadth and depth across environment, social and governance (ESG) areas to provide a comprehensive solution. 

With our ambitious roadmap, impressive reach and dedicated teams, alongside external investment secured in 2023, we are equipped to do this effectively.  

Our strategy: Delivering powerful solutions for supply chain sustainability

Our strategy builds on Sedex’s established strengths of site-specific and scalable assessment tools, an integrated data platform and a network of 85,000 businesses across global supply chains.

Faster UX. Greater accessibility.

  • The Sedex Platform transformation continues – delivering a smoother, more accessible user experience and improved performance/stability.
  • Improvements to features, processes and functionality to reduce time and increase accuracy, for a better user experience.
  • Enhancing operational efficiency with faster supplier/site onboarding and clearer admin dashboards.

Actionable social and environmental data insights

  • Making key insights more accessible, supporting more informed decisions and targeted action to drive improvements. E.g. by highlighting outstanding critical non-compliances.
  • Improving visibility of suppliers and sites deeper into supply chains.
  • Proactive risk management and prioritisation through data-driven insights.
  • Exploring partnerships and solutions to bring more relevant data and insights into the Sedex Platform.

Dynamic suite of assessment tools

  • An improved Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) to capture key data points more accurately, including by being more accessible for supplier users.
  • Updating the SMETA methodology to increase detection of critical issues, drive site-level improvement and enhance audit quality.
  • Introducing a new environmental assessment solution.

Better value for supplier members

  • Quicker onboarding and shorter Self-Assessment Questionnaire for goods providers – easier to complete and more aligned with SMETA.
  • Increasing training and guidance to drive improvements, with highlighted opportunities to implement good practices “beyond compliance”.
  • More accessible tools and Platform, with improved designs, clearer guidance and helpful explanations.
  • More virtual and in-person events to learn from peers and experts through the Sedex Community – to share challenges and solutions in a “safe space”, and identify new partners.

Sedex Consulting: Customised, in-depth support

  • Expanded Consulting team offers tailored support to more members, in more languages.
  • Upgraded e-Learning platform provides extensive training, guidance and learning opportunities.


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