SEDEX- Supplier Ethical Data Exchange: The Sedex database is a widely recognized online platform where registered companies openly share information about their social and ethical performance. Sedex audits are usually conducted on the basis of SMETA guidelines.
SMETA- Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit.:One of the most widely used ethical audit formats in the world. It combines the best practices in the field of corporate social responsibility. The concept describes a methodology based on the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) Base Code. Audits in the SMETA format focus as much on labor conditions and occupational safety as on environmental standards and ethical business practice