Social Audits

If you’re looking for an effective way to manage risk in your supply chains, you’re in the right place. We can help you balance corporate social responsibility with business performance. Our social auditing services help to reduce risk to your business, protect your company reputation and improve ethical and responsible business practices. In order to verify social compliance of your company or your subcontractors, FLOCERT offers high-quality SMETA Social Audits which can also be shared via the Sedex platform.
Wondering if SMETA Social Audits are right for you? Just email us:

business@flocert.net

SMETA is one of the most widely used ethical audit formats in the world – an audit procedure which is a compilation of good practice in ethical audit technique.

Sedex (Supplier Ethical Data Exchange) is a not-for-profit global membership organisation that drives responsible and ethical business practices in global supply chains. Members of Sedex can store, share and report their organisation's social and environmental data on a user-friendly online database that connects buyers and suppliers with responsible business practices all over the world.

Sedex has developed the audit procedure SMETA (Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit) that compiles good and established practices in ethical audit technique. Using SMETA you can have one audit conducted and share it with multiple customers, rather than having a different audit for each customer. Perhaps you're also meeting Fairtrade Standards? If so, we can combine the Social Audit with your Fairtrade audit, saving you time, money and administrative effort and "audit fatigue".

A range of Social Audit options

In all our Social Audits we verify the ETI Base Code and follow the SMETA methodology for auditing.  You can also opt for a more in-depth version of an ETI audit:

  • The SMETA ‘2 Pillar' audit:

This audit uses the ETI Base Code, with additions from SMETA covering aspects like Universal rights, management systems and code implementation, responsible recruitment, entitlement to work & immigration, subcontracting and homeworking, and a shortened environment assessment.

  • SMETA ‘4-Pillar' audit

This audit covers all requirements from the ‘2-pillar audit' plus business practices and an extended assessment on environment.

Why FLOCERT?

We're the global certifier for Fairtrade, the world-leading ethical standard. Our expertise is built on a long history in credible, premium quality certification services.

  • Our experienced auditors, located all over the world, are familiar with local working conditions and languages and maintain close connections with farmers
  • We can carry out your Social Audit and regular Fairtrade audit in one trip, saving you time, money and paperwork
  • Once we've audited your company you'll be able to find responsible supply chain partners quickly and easily, using just one central data management system on the Sedex platform.

Want to know more about social audits?  Take a look at our SMETA / Sedex audits product sheet or contact us at: business@flocert.net.