Promoting Ethical Trading
Ethical Trading Resources
Verner Wheelock Associates has been providing SMETA Ethical Audit services for over 15 years. We have a small team of experienced ethical auditors based around the UK.
Contact Alison Wheelock to discuss your ethical audit requirements on 01756 700802 or call Samantha Day 07710 022144. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have booked an ethical audit these important documents will help you through the process from start to finish.
Prior to your audit, please read the following documents.
The Ethical Audit Process shows you the steps involved in an ethical audit from requesting a quotation to verification of non-compliances.
The ETI Base Code is the standard against which your site will be audited.
The Audit Document List tells you the type of evidence the auditor will need to see on the audit.
Ethical Audit Process
Audit Document List
Data Protection Statement
Data Protection Waiver – Consent Form
ETI Base Code
To download the ETI Base Code in languages other than English click here
To find out the format of your audit please download the relevant sample agenda
One Day Audit Agenda
Two Day Audit Agenda
*IMPORTANT*Please display the Audit Notice in all relevant languages on your site noticeboard at least 2 weeks prior to your ethical audit
These SMETA documents provide background information to help you prepare for your ethical audit. The SMETA Report and CAPR show you the format of the reports that will be produced and uploaded to Sedex.
SMETA 6.1 Best Practice Guidance : A best practice guidance on conducting ethical trade audits
SMETA 6.1 Measurement Criteria : A set of instructions on the items to be checked by auditors
SMETA 6.1 Summary Guidance : What’s new in SMETA 6.1 & FAQs
SMETA Enhanced Pay Guidance
National Living Wage Guidance
These Sedex Guides will assist you in using the Sedex system
Initiate an Audit
View and Publish Uploaded Audits
Add and Submit Corrective Actions
List of Sites Audits and Statuses
Sedex Platform Guide
What is Sedex
When logged into Sedex you can access some useful training videos and further guidance in the Knowledge Hub under the Online Modules and Guidance tabs.
Association of Labour Providers (ALP)
Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI)