Primus Auditing Ops is a Sedex affiliated audit company (AAC). Sedex is time for one of the worle'd leading collaborative platforms for buyers and suppliers to store, share and report on ethical and social audit information quickly and easily.

Sedex helps more then 55,000 members in more than 180 countries to work together to better manage their social and environmental perfomance, and implement measures to protect people, the environment and their businesses. The granting of an AAC account indicates the commitment of Primus Auditing Ops to correctly use SMETA, the social audit methodology of sedex, and carry out audits with quality and integrity.

What is SMETA?

SMETA is an audit methodology, providing a compilation of best practice ethical audit techniques. It is designed to help auditors conduct high quality audits that encompass all aspects of responsible business practice, covering Sedex’s four pillars of Labour, Health and Safety, Environment and Business Ethics.

SMETA is designed for suppliers to share one audit with multiple customers, meeting multiple customer requirements and reducing duplication in ethical auditing. SMETA has three elements:
  1. A common Best Practice Guidance on conducting ethical trade audits
  2. A common Audit Report format
  3. A common Corrective Action Plan forma

SMETA Guidance Click here

SMETA 6.1 Best Practices Guide (PDF): A best practice guide on conducting ethical trade audits

SMETA 6.1 Measurement Criteria (PDF): A set of instructions on the items to be checked by auditors

SMETA 6.1 Summary Guidance (PDF): What's new in SMETA 6.1 & FQAs

SMETA supports documents:

Guide to completing a SMETA Report 6.1 (pdf)

Guide to completing a SMETA CAPR 6.1 (pdf)

Primus Auditing Ops is now a full member of the Association of Professional Social Compliance Auditors (APSCA).

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