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2 4 pillar smeta sedex audits in China India Vietnam

SMETA Audit in China, India, and Vietnam

2 & 4 pillar Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit – Ethics and Social Responsibility

  • Retailers
  • Consumer brands
  • Private labels
  • Buyers who wants to have a comprehensive assessment on their suppliers

Understanding SMETA

  • SMETA is an audit that is applied based on a system of methods, appointing a collection of best practice ethical audit techniques. It has three principals:

  • A common Best Practice Guidance on conducting ethical trade audits
  • A common Audit Report format
  • A common Corrective Action Plan format

  • Each SMETA audit owns a unique reference code to make sure that the SMETA audit is validated. It can be used in a regular site audit or in the Sedex Offline Audit Tool.

SMETA Methodology

  • ETI Base Code: The ETI Base Code was negotiated and agreed by the founding trade union, NGO and corporate
    members of ETI and contains nine clauses which reflect the most relevant conventions of the International Labour
    Organization with respect to labor practices.
  • Local Law

SMETA 2-pillar Audit Scope

  • Labor Standards
  • Health and Safety
  • Management Systems
  • Entitlement to Work
  • Subcontracting and Homeworking
  • Environmental assessment (simplified)

SMETA 4-pillar Audit Scope

  • All the above aspects, plus:

  • Environmental assessment (complex)
  • Business Ethics

V-Trust’s Advantages

  • 16+ years’ experience with SA8000, ISO9001, and CoC of worldwide brands
  • Only full-time inspectors and auditors hired
  • Most Trusted Inspection Company by China Business Awards 2017.
  • Full accreditation & guarantee (IFIA, AQSIQ, ISO/IEC17020, ILAC, ISO9001, ASI Official Partner and AAFA Member).
  • Rapid coverage network growth over its near-20-year history.
  • All-inclusive flat rate of USD 498/audit (no hidden fees or extra charges for travel, accommodation, or weekend
    inspections) anywhere in manufacturing regions of China, India, Vietnam, and Malaysia.
  • 230+ full-time inspectors and auditors, 5800+ inspections and audits per month, 2300+ overseas clients/brands
    (customer list)
  • In-house labs accredited by ISO/IEC17025.
  • Dedicated account managers and customer service teams, reachable 24/7 in multiple languages.
  • Over 70 QA engineers in our headquarters to review the most updated regulations and give technical support.

  • Don’t get in a bind working with the wrong factory, paying a down payment to a company that you know little to nothing about. Set a strong foundation for your business by building business relationships with the right suppliers. We hope to work with you, providing you with reliable information before you begin your next import project.