What is SEDEX Certification?

Sedex is one of the world’s leading ethical trade membership organizations, working with businesses to improve working conditions in global supply chains. The Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (Sedex) is a non-profitable organization for businesses, who are committed to the continuous improvement of ethical performance within their supply chains. It was founded in 2001 by a group of UK retailers to merge the social audit standards and monitoring practices. Through SEDEX a registered user can store, access, and share online information in a secured way. This being a multi-user system, buyers can view and manage data for multiple suppliers. As well as suppliers can share data with multiple buyers. It is fully secured and the access is based on the user profile.

Benefits of SEDEX Certification

Availing the Status as an approved supplier to parent organization

Recognition of socially compliant organization

Opportunity for exports. Supplier Approval by overseas customers

Mandatory requirement for being an out-sourcing sub-contractor to parent company

Compliance with business, legal, contractual, and regulatory requirements

Improved structure and focus with respect to Business Ethics and Anti-bribery Management System

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Who can be certified SEDEX Certification?

Any other business units are irrespective of the nature of business, size, and location.

Manufacturing Companies

Service Sector




Government Organizations

Research Foundation

Fitness Sector

Shipping Industry





Textile and Apparels

Medical and Test Lab

Software Development

Document required for SEDEX Certification

  • System Manual
  • System Procedure
  • Policy
  • Objectives
  • Mission & Vision
  • Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)
  • Checklist
  • Forms
  • Formats
  • Records

The extent of Documented Information differs as per:

  • Organization’s size
  • Activities performed by the organization
  • Processes undertaken by the Organization
  • Products and services offered by the organization
  • The complexity of processes undertaken
  • Competence of persons involved

Role of Shamkris and Process of WRAP Certification

Shamkris adopts a results-oriented approach to effective system implementation in the organization. A simple and practical method of system implementation helps organizations increase business efficiency and sustainability. Shamkris supports 100% documentation to obtain an accreditation body of success in addition to enhanced performance.

The implementation process is described below:

Day 1

GAP Analysis, Certification Body, Selection, Cost Estimates

• Finding the GAP between existing system related to C-TPAT requirements
• Selecting the appropriate certification Body
• Based on the scope of your business & certification Body you choose

Week 1

Developing Documents

• Management System Manual, Management System Procedures, Policy, Objectives, Forms etc.
• Review of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)

Week 4

Implementing Management System

• C-TPAT Awareness training for the top management and staff
• Implementing a well-documented management system throughout the organization

Week 8

Internal Audit

• Internal audits identifying nonconformities related to C-TPAT requirements
• Management Review Meetings
• Corrective and Preventive Action plan for nonconformities

Week 10

Certification Body
N-C Closing

• Shamkris acts on your behalf and assists you in the third-party audit
• Closing of any nonconformities identified by the certification body

Week 12

Certification Body

• SEDEX report valid for 1 and 2 years depending upon the result.

Sedex Certification. Auditing Service – Sedex. Sedex is a platform for exchanging Supply chain ethical performance, Unlike BSCI Sedex audit can be initiated either by Seller( B Member) or a Buyer( A member).

SMETA (Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit) assesses a site based on their organisation’s standards of labour, health and safety, environment and business ethics. Sedex believes these are key areas for assessing an organisation’s responsible business practices and meeting social compliance.

Sedex is the name of the organisation – SMETA is the name of an audit methodology. The Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (Sedex) is a not-for-profit, membership organisation that leads work with buyers and suppliers to deliver improvements in responsible and ethical business practices in global supply chains