Promoting Ethical Trading
Contact us for a quote. Let us know your location and how many workers you have on site (excluding managers but including temporary workers) and we can work out the cost for you.
Your Verner Wheelock SMETA ethical audit fee includes the following:
Expenses for auditors’ travel and accommodation will be charged in addition to the audit fee.
The cost and duration of the audit depends on the number of employees:
Most audits are conducted on a semi-announced basis, within an ‘audit window’. Due to conditions set by most retailers , the exact audit date cannot usually be announced. Instead, a timeframe is agreed and the company being audited will not be informed of the exact date. The audit window is usually 3 weeks. However, a Follow-up audit to verify corrective actions is usually conducted on an announced basis.
Once you have been given your audit window, you may select up to three exclusion dates within that timeframe. Exclusions must be communicated to Verner Wheelock as soon as possible and at least four weeks before the audit window starts.