With retailers, consumers and governments increasingly concerned about ethical and social standards, SMETA is becoming an even more essential as a way for organizations to prove they are working in an ethical manner, irrespective of size, sector or geography. It is the world’s most commonly used ethical audit format and covers four pillars: labor standards, health and safety, business ethics and the environment.
Benefits of SMETA
Follow a standardized approach to sharing audit information, avoiding duplicated effort and cutting costs.
Ethical supply chain assurance
Improve supply chain management, measuring your performance against international industry benchmarks.
Support responsible sourcing practices and sustainable production systems through a standard evaluation method that reinforces your brands’ credentials.
Need help with SMETA?
Lloyd’s Register is a Nestlé approved supplier able to deliver SMETA audits. If you have specific concerns about your supply chain or wish to review how you can improve your business practice, LR can work with you to provide both a SMETA audit, and potentially develop a program that addresses the underlying issues, putting scalable solutions into practice.
Why work with us?
History of excellence
Lloyd’s Register has been delivering SMETA audits since 2008. The technical know-how and project management expertise of our experienced and highly-trained auditors ensure that we can adapt our assurance services to match your business needs.
The local knowledge and skills of our auditors are of paramount importance as they help to put your workforce at ease, so they feel comfortable to give an open and frank testimony of their working conditions.
Your business helps LR to help others
The profits we generate fund the Lloyd’s Register Foundation, a charity which supports science and engineering-related research, education and public engagement around everything we do. All of this helps us stand by the purpose that drives us every single day: Working together for a safer world.
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