Sedex Conference 2017


Sedex would like to thank our sponsors and partners for their support of the Sedex Conference 2017:

Break-out Sponsor

LRQA is a recognised, world leading professional assurance services organisation. We specialise in management systems compliance and expert advice across a broad spectrum of standards, schemes and business improvement services including customised training and assurance programmes. We are recognised by almost 50 accreditation bodies and deliver our services to clients in more than 120 countries. LRQA is part of the Lloyd’s Register Group (LR). 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.

Break-out Sponsor

At SAI Global, we make Intelligent Risk possible by helping organisations proactively manage risk to achieve business excellence, growth, sustainability and ultimately, create trust.

Our integrated risk management solutions are a combination of world-class technology platforms, services and advisory capabilities that operate across the entire lifecycle allowing businesses to focus on opportunities presented by uncertainty. Together, these tools and knowledge enable customers to develop a holistic, integrated view of risk.

At SAI Global we take great pride in our staff’s ability to provide world-class auditing services across the entire supply chain. With over 1,000 auditors world-wide, we are able to provide auditing solutions anywhere in the world. In partnership with Verisio, SAI Global has been delivering SMETA audits in the UK and Europe for many years, offering a full range of auditing services and tools designed to cover all aspects of a business. To learn more please join us in our break-out presentation on 6th April at 1.15 pm.

Dinner Sponsor

Created in 1828, Bureau Veritas is a global leader in Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC), delivering high quality services to help clients meet the growing challenges of quality, safety, environmental protection and social responsibility.

As a trusted partner, Bureau Veritas offers innovative solutions that go beyond simple compliance with regulations and standards, reducing risk, improving performance and promoting sustainable development.

Bureau Veritas core values include integrity and ethics, impartial counsel and validation, customer focus and safety at work.

Lunch Sponsor

RINA is a Global Group that delivers TIC Services (Testing, Inspection, Classification and Certification) and CE Services (Consulting Engineering, Design, Project Management and Control, Operability Assurance). Services of classification, certification, testing and inspection to guarantee excellence to organisations in the marine, environment and energy, infrastructures, transport and logistics, textile, quality and safety and agri-food sectors.

As a result of our ongoing investments in R&D and training, we have consolidated exceptional skills in certifying management systems, products, installations and personnel for companies of all sizes operating anywhere in the world, at the same time developing our core business of ship classification and certification.

As a third-party, independent company, we deliver our services in full compliance with the principles of professional ethics, transparency, confidentiality and social accountability.

Drinks Sponsor

Besides being the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, SGS has been involved in social accountability since its inception and has been performing social audits since 1996. Thanks to our network of more than 650 auditors with social accountability expertise and our technical capability, adaptability and flexibility we can also deliver a wide range of services including training and support services.

Webcast Sponsor
TÜV SÜD is a premium quality, safety and sustainability solutions provider that specialises in testing, inspection, auditing, certification, training and knowledge services.

Represented in over 800 locations worldwide, we hold accreditations in Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Asia. By delivering objective solutions to our customers, we add tangible value to businesses, consumers and the environment.

  Programme Sponsor

Founded in 2012, Leverage Limited is a young and energetic professional technical service provider. Our people are dedicated to providing value-added services to all customers in supporting their global success in the marketplace.

Our services cover technical audit, Social compliance audit, laboratory testing for softline/hardline products, training, certifications and instruction manual design, CSR report compilation and CSR customized solution etc.

Leverage Limited are committed to providing professional services in an independent, objective and professional manner and delivering our services through impartiality, integrity, confidentiality and due diligence.

App Sponsor

AI is an accredited Quality Control company that partners with Brands, Retailers and Importers to secure and manage their global supply chain.
With over 1,500 inspectors and auditors classified by product range, and service coverage of 85 countries, the company performs product inspections, supplier audit programs and laboratory testing in Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America, for clients based in more than 120 countries.


Intertek is an industry leader with more than 41,000 employees in 1,000 locations in over 100 countries. We deliver Quality Assurance solutions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with our industry-winning processes and customer-centric culture. We go beyond testing, inspecting and certifying products; we are a Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide.

Intertek’s Supplier Management division continues to lead in Social Compliance auditing with over 700 auditors in over 55 countries. Intertek offers a suite of corporate social responsibility solutions to empower you to showcase your profiles and good practices while simultaneously improving material efficiency through sustainable environmental practices, practicing good social responsibility concerning security and workplace conditions, and ensuring your organization and your suppliers meet the requirements of tomorrow’s employees, communities, investors and customers.


PAB Languages Centre is one of the largest firms of certified translators and language interpreters in the East of England and is recognised for the quality of its services by government bodies and commercial clients regionally, nationally and internationally.

Headquartered in Boston, Lincolnshire, in 2010 we became proud winners of the Best Contribution to Boston Award. The firm gained ISO9001 accreditation in 2011 and ‘Quality Translation’ status in 2012. In May 2016, we opened an office in Colchester.

Our services in summary:

  • Written translations (Standard and Certified)
  • Multilingual projects (over 200 languages)
  • Business, technical, legal, HR and Health & Safety translation and interpreting
  • Website translation and localisation
  • All translations proofread by native speakers
  • English courses for non-English speakers
  • Language and cultural awareness courses for individuals or organisations dealing with countries other than their own
  • Cultural Awareness Workshops


ELEVATE is a global professional services firm that specializes in responsible sourcing and corporate social responsibility, with particular thought leadership around working conditions and human rights in the supply chain. The company conducts over 12,000 social audits and manages tens of thousands of trainings and summits each year and manages CSR programs for hundreds of companies worldwide.

A recognized industry thought leader, ELEVATE believes that sustained, impactful improvement in social and environmental performance requires sincerity of intent and a responsible balance between maximizing financial return and meeting supplier responsibility requirements. ELEVATE calls this Business Driven Sustainability. ELEVATE’s mission is to help brands and retailers design and implement customized programs that identify risk and improve supply chain performance.


The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) brings together business, government and academia to find solutions to critical sustainability challenges.

Capitalising on the world-class, multidisciplinary strengths of the University of Cambridge, we deepen leaders’ insight and understanding through our executive programmes; build deep, strategic engagement with leadership companies; and creates opportunities for collaborative enquiry and action through our business platforms.

Over 25 years, we have developed a leadership network with more than 7,000 alumni from leading global organisations and an expert team of Fellows, Senior Associates and staff. HRH The Prince of Wales is the patron of CISL and has inspired and supported many of our initiatives.

BENCHMARKS was established in early 1993, we first helped our clients on setting up ISO 9000 quality management system, SPC (Statistical Process Control) system, and Internal Quality Control and Six Sigma Training.

In 1993, we also started to provide professional 2nd party audit and benchmarking services for overseas buyers (especially Toys buyer, Garments buyers, Electronic buyers) to monitor performance of their manufacturing suppliers located in China and Southeast Asia.

BENCHMARKS’ management and expertise team is made up of experts with years of experience in supply capability, quality control, fire prevention, industrial safety and health, environmental and other code of business conduct; as participated in the launching of ICTI Certification Program since 2002, and join SEDEX member audit firm since 2015.


Authenticate IS is a market leader in the food supply chain tech sector. At its core, it maps food product supply chains from farm to fork for many of the world's leading food suppliers. Once mapped, it uses its unique technology to provide all assurance schemes, certification, product attributes, audits, assessments, CSR policies for all suppliers in the chain, giving our clients real business intelligence about their clients and products.


Media Partner
Corporate Citizenship Briefing: News and analysis on responsible and sustainable business since 1991. CCBriefing is probably the world’s longest-running regular publication on responsible and sustainable business issues. Researched and written by practitioners, CCBriefing is published by Corporate Citizenship, a specialist global business consultancy. Sign up at or follow us @CCitizenship to receive daily roundups of the latest CSR and sustainability news, as well as insights and analysis from our experts and guest writers.

Media Partner

The BPMA (British Promotional Merchandise Association) is the leading authority on promotional products in the UK. Our principle objectives are to promote the value and use of promotional merchandise as part of the marketing mix, whilst supporting an ethical and professional supply chain. We always advocate that professional buyers and marketers buy from accredited BPMA members that have been financially vetted and sign up to a code of conduct. A number of our members are also members of SEDEX and we are delighted to supporting the 2017 conference programme.

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2degrees is the world’s leading digital collaboration platform provider for sustainable business, helping clients cut costs, reduce risks and drive innovation. Our digital platforms and managed services connect thousands of people online to solve problems, share best practice and find solutions to the greatest challenges faced by business today. We do this for global organisations including; Asda Walmart, Unilever, RBS, GSK and the European Commission. By doing so, we make sustainable business happen at scale.

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