An introduction to Sedex: driving responsible business in global supply chains

introduction to Sedex

At Elite labels, sustainability lies at the heart of our business. We know that we have a responsibility to work with organisations who uphold the same high values and ethical standards as our own which is why we have partnered with Sedex to ensure a high standard of working conditions in our supply chain.

Both Elite Labels and Sedex believe every person working in the supply chain should have equality, a safe place to work and the means to support themselves and their families. This should happen free of bribery and corruption, using sustainable methods that keep the environment intact for future generations.

What is Sedex?

Sedex (the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange) is a membership organisation that provides one of the world’s leading online platforms for companies to manage and improve working conditions in global supply chains. They provide practical tools, services and a community network to help companies improve their responsible and sustainable business practices, as well as source responsibly.

As a member, we’re able to use this database to evaluate how ethical our suppliers are and whether or not they’ve breached any labour standards provisions before we work with them. If a supplier doesn’t meet our high standards of ethical, responsible or sustainable trading, then we’ll work with someone else who does.

By partnering with Sedex, we’re not only able to ensure we’re living up to our own ethical values, but we’re also able to ensure the brands we work with don’t breach theirs. You can have confidence that all of your branded merchandise, clothing, and print products have been sourced from only ethical and responsible suppliers – it’s a win-win for every company along the supply chain.

To learn more about Sedex and how they’re improving ethical trade across the globe, be sure to check out their website.