British Bakels has passed a SMETA (Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit) audit, the most widely used social audit in the world.

SMETA is Sedex’s social auditing methodology, enabling businesses to assess their sites and suppliers to understand working conditions in their supply chain.

A social audit is one of the best ways to understand working conditions at the British Bakels site. The auditor physically attended the site to assess conditions on the ground and enabled the assessment of standard of labour and health and safety, key in assessing an organisation’s responsible business practices and meeting social compliance.

SMETA is designed to help authorised third-party auditors conduct high quality audits that encompass all aspects of responsible business practice. It is also designed for suppliers to share one audit with multiple customers, meeting multiple customer requirements and reducing duplication and audit fatigue.

The auditing process:

Viv Ryan, Head of Technical at British Bakels comments:

“Further to our long-standing membership of Sedex, we are pleased to have undergone and passed the SMETA audit. Our core values centre on the health & safety of our team and this ensures we can share visibility of our supply chain with our own customers, providing additional transparency and reassurance in our products.”

For more information on the audit, please contact us.