• No compromise on quality service

Choose us for your social compliance audits

IBL Africa offers comprehensive and reliable audits assessing responsible supply chain practices for a sustainable future.

By undergoing a SMETA, businesses demonstrate their commitment

to ethical practices

Enhance Your Reputation, And Build Trust With Your Partners, Customers, And Stakeholders.

Our audits offer numerous benefits, such as the following:

Expertise & Experience

With years of experience in the field, IBL Africa possesses deep knowledge and understanding of the intricacies involved in conducting thorough and effective social responsibility audits.

Comprehensive SMETA

As an ISO 9001 certified Sedex Affiliate Audit Company. We provide a detailed evaluation of your company’s Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) performance.

Global Recognition

The SMETA we conduct are recognised and respected globally. Having a SMETA audit gives you international credibility, no matter where your business or supply chain is located.

Risk Mitigation

Our thorough audit process identifies and assesses potential risks in your supply chain so that you can  minimize the chances of ethical or compliance issues,

A simple step forward

Our audit process is designed to be thorough, efficient, and tailored to meet the unique needs of your business. Here’s how we ensure you achieve the highest standards of ethical and responsible practices:

  • Information Gathering: Understand your needs and scope.

  • Audit Planning: Detailed audit plan tailored to your operations.

  • On-Site Audit: Thorough examination of your facilities and practices.

  • Report: Comprehensive report with all listed issues for improvement.

take a proactive step towards a more transparent, ethical, and sustainable business.

Our tangible results include

Thorough Assessments

Our audits cover all aspects of SEDEX SMETA, including labor standards, health & safety, environment & business ethics.

Customizable Audit Plans

We tailor our audit plans to meet the specific needs and scope of your business, ensuring a personalized approach.

Actionable Insights

Our comprehensive reports are clear, enabling you to take actionable steps toward improved practices.

Ongoing Partnership

We believe in building long-term partnerships with our clients, offering continuous support to help you maintain high ethical standards.

Industry Expertise

Our auditors ensures that the unique challenges and requirements of your sector are fully understood and addressed in the audit process.

Training and Workshops

In addition to our auditing services, we offer training programs and workshops to help your team understand and implement ethical practices.

IBL Africa (Pty) Ltd is an ISO 9001 certified Sedex Affiliate Audit Company and a Full APSCA Member Firm that conducts SMETA

throughout Southern Africa.


Social compliance refers to how a business protects the health, rights and safety of their employees, the community and environment in which they operate, and the lives and communities of workers in their supply and distribution chains.

APSCA is an industry association, whose members represent a substantial majority of the Social Compliance audit industry. As the leading industry association, APSCA exists to enhance the professionalism, consistency and credibility of the individuals and organizations performing independent social compliance audits.

SEDEX (Supplier Ethical Data Exchange) is a global membership organization dedicated to driving improvements in ethical and responsible business practices in global supply chains. It provides a secure online platform for companies to store, share, and report on supply chain information. SEDEX members include some of the world’s largest companies and their suppliers, committed to enhancing transparency and accountability in their operations.

SMETA (Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit) is one of the most widely used social audit methodologies in the world. It enables businesses to assess their sites and suppliers to ensure they meet the highest standards of labor rights, health and safety, environmental protection, and business ethics. SMETA audits are comprehensive, covering four key areas:

Labor Standards: Ensuring fair treatment of workers, decent working conditions, and respect for workers’ rights.
Health and Safety: Evaluating workplace safety measures and ensuring a healthy working environment.
Environment: Assessing environmental management practices and their impact.
Business Ethics: Ensuring ethical business conduct and integrity in operations.

This is determined by the Audit Requestor:

A 2 Pillar audit includes Labour/Health & Safety/Limited amount of Environment

Whereas a 4 Pillar audit includes Labour/Health & Safety/Business Ethics/Environment

Please email us and we will supply you with a quick form with your company details. This will includes some company details, number of employees, size of your factory.

We are passionate about providing a humanized auditing service and would like to be a part of your Social Compliance journey.