Employees are valuable resources to company. In Sedex (SMETA) audit, it covered local laws, Ethical Trading Initiative, following ILO base code which evaluates workers human rights
1Employment is freely chosen, no forced labour
2Freedom of Association and Right to Collective Bargaining
4Reasonable Wages and Benefits
5Without Discrimination/ Harassment
6Regular Employment and have contracts etc.
Recent arising health & safety problems in factories draw global attention to workers’ working condition. Customers are more and more concern about workers’ health and safety conditions, facilities. Below points will include during audit.
1Personal protective equipment
2Toilets and sanitation
3First aid equipment and qualified staff
4Fire equipment and emergency equipment
5Hazardous substances storage, handling and disposal etc.
An extension part of Sedex (SMETA) aims to reduce negative environmental impact and unwanted environmental outcomes. Having a good environment manage system and being responsible environmental protector can improve company's image and reputation.
1Meet local national and international environmental standards.
2Wastewater / exhaust air discharge system
4Environmental targets and achievements
5Safe chemical storage and disposal system
6Sustainability improvements in environmental performance
Customers who purchase products want to know the product they are buying has been produced in a responsible and ethical way. They look for trustworthy and responsible business partner with below qualification:
1Without bribery, corruption
2Transparent system in place for confidentially reporting