SMETA (Sedex Members Ethical Trade)

The Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (Sedex) is a not-for-profit, membership organization that leads work with buyers and suppliers to deliver improvements in responsible and ethical business practices in global supply chains. Sedex was founded in 2001 by a group of retailers to drive convergence in social audit standards and monitoring practices. Sedex aims to ease the auditing burden on suppliers through the sharing of audit reports and to drive improvements in supply chain standards.

GSCS Genetic Code of Ethics Audit

GSCS has developed its generic social audit program based on the universal code of ethics for all customers. At the minimum, we require that all clients of GSCS should be meet the following standards

GSCS clients will not use child labor. Production facilities that employ employees less than 16 years of age would be considered in violation of the code of conduct and subject to immediate termination of the contract.

C-TPAT Audit

The Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) is a voluntary supply chain security program led by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and focused on improving the security of private companies' supply chains with respect to terrorism. We perform supply chain security audits against all Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) global and regional requirements.

As part of enforcing and adhering to the international supply chain security standards, companies must assess their supply chain to identify, mitigate and eliminate potential security risks.

Social & Labor Convergence Program (SLCP)

The objective of SLCP is to improve social and labor conditions by reducing the number of social and labor audits. This eliminates audits fatigue, enables data comparison, and frees up resources for improvement programs.