Social Compliance Audits Southern Africa

IBL Africa provides Social Compliance audit services using the Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit (SMETA) methodology. As an ISO 9001 certified Sedex Affiliate Audit Company and Full APSCA Member Firm, we offer comprehensive and reliable audits assessing responsible supply chain practices.

Sedex offers members a simple and effective way of managing ethical and responsible practices in the supply chain. It was launched in 2004 to ease the burden on suppliers facing multiple audits and questionnaires, and drive a collaborative approach amongst brands and retailers.

The Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit (SMETA) is a widely used and accepted audit methodology and report format. It has three elements – a common Best Practice Guidance on conducting ethical trade audits; a common Audit Report format; and a common Corrective Action Plan format. SMETA is designed to meet multiple customer requirements and reduce duplication in ethical auditing

We are pleased to announce that we are members of APSCA (Association for Professional Social Compliance Auditors). APSCA is an industry association, whose members represent a substantial majority of the Social Compliance audit industry. As the leading industry association, APSCA exist to enhance the professionalism, consistency and credibility of the individuals and organizations performing independent social compliance audits.

Our audits provide several advantages, including the following:

  • Standardised Methodology: The SMETA methodology is widely recognised as a comprehensive and standardised approach to social compliance auditing. Our SMETA audits follow the Sedex methodology and consistently assess a company’s ESG performance.
  • Global Recognition: As a Sedex Affiliate Audit Company and Full APSCA Member Firm, our SMETA audits are recognised globally.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: The SMETA methodology emphasises stakeholder engagement, allowing us to gather information from various stakeholders, including workers, suppliers, and community members. This information provides a more comprehensive assessment of a company’s responsible sourcing performance.
  • Continuous Improvement: The SMETA methodology emphasises continuous improvement

We are committed to providing our clients with reliable social compliance audit services. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you assess and improve your ESG performance.

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