Sedex membership confirms our commitment to delivering SMETA audits, which enable clients to demonstrate a holistic approach to responsible sourcing throughout the supply chain.
(PRWEB UK) 27 September 2016
Leading professional assurance services organisation, LRQA, is now a member of Sedex – the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange, which is a not-for-profit membership organisation dedicated to driving improvements in responsible and ethical business practices in global supply chains.
As a member, LRQA becomes part of the Sedex AAG (Sedex Associate Auditors Group), which is a working group of auditing companies and NGOs involved in ethical trade auditing who share best practice and drive convergence in the industry.
Alongside customised audits, LRQA delivers SMETA (SEDEX Members Ethical Trade Audit) 4-pillars audits, which place equal emphasis on four key areas; labour standards, the environment, health & safety and business integrity. “LRQA has a long history of providing responsible sourcing audits, which is well aligned with the charitable aims of the Lloyd’s Register Foundation, which owns our Group.” explains Vincent Doumeizel, LRQA’s Vice President Food & Beverage and Sustainability, “Sedex membership confirms our commitment to delivering SMETA audits, which enable clients to demonstrate a holistic approach to responsible sourcing throughout the supply chain.”
For more information on LRQA’s responsible sourcing audit services, including SMETA 4-pillars, please contact enquiries(at)lrqa(dot)com
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About LR Management Systems (LRQA)
LRQA is a member of the Lloyd’s Register group. LRQA is a leading independent provider of professional assurance services including assessment, certification, validation, verification and training across a broad spectrum of standards, schemes and customised assurance programmes. LRQA unlocks the power of management systems to improve organisational performance and reduce risk.
About Lloyd’s Register (LR)
Lloyd’s Register (LR) is a global engineering, technical and business services organisation wholly owned by the Lloyd’s Register Foundation, a UK charity dedicated to research and education in science and engineering. Founded in 1760 as a marine classification society, LR now operates across many industry sectors, with over 9,000 employees in 78 countries.
Lloyd’s Register has a long-standing reputation for integrity, impartiality and technical excellence. Our compliance, risk and technical consultancy services give clients confidence that their assets and businesses are safe, sustainable and dependable. Through its global technology centres and research network, Lloyd’s Register is at the forefront of understanding the application of new science and technology to future-proof its clients’ businesses.