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.”
Please note that as of January 2018, we have moved to the Lloyd's Register brand and retired the LRQA name.