Sedex Conference 2016



Sedex would like to thank our sponsors and partners for their support of the Sedex Conference 2016
Break-out Session Sponsor

FLOCERT is a leading global certification body, providing sole certification to Fairtrade and offering verification services for social, trade and environmental standards as well as private codes of conduct.

Founded in 2003, FLOCERT remains mission-driven and dedicated to working with all types of organizations, from small producers to internationally recognized brands, in order to promote fairness in global trade. Our accreditation as a “Social Enterprise” demonstrates our commitment to social business values. 

With four international offices conducting business in over 120 countries, FLOCERT specializes in offering global reach with local expertise.

Dinner 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.

Lunch & Hospitality Sponsor

Hunter Macdonald is one of the UK’s most respected, full service IT Delivery and Services organisations.

We specialise in delivering comprehensive technical solutions and are immensely proud to count some of the world’s most successful and innovative companies as clients. These clients range from FTSE 20 and Fortune 500 organisations through to smaller, more niche companies and not-for-profit organisations.

Our services range from digital strategy advice, fixed price application and infrastructure delivery services right through to talent sourcing and cost reduction programmes.

With our transparent, flexible approach, we deliver on our commitments and aim to surpass our client’s expectations.

Drinks 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 (TIC Services) 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 third-party, independent company, we deliver our services in full compliance with the principles of professional ethics, transparency, confidentiality and social accountability.

Programme 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.

Webcast Sponsor

ESTS (Extensive Standard Technical Services Co., Ltd.), headquartered in Hong Kong, is a professional third-party audit firm with operators spanning China and South Asia Countries including Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Vietnam, Burma etc.

ESTS specialises in one-stop social responsibility solutions, not only detecting problems, but also solving problems. Our services include social audits (including SMETA), social solutions (E-learning, capacity building, CAP reviews, desktop reviews etc.), security audits, quality audits, environment audits, and innovative services (sub-tier supplier social program solutions, agent services for social program management) etc.

ESTS serves many famous retailers, brands and NGOs around the world.


AsiaInspection is an accredited Quality Control company that partners with Brands, Retailers and Importers to secure and manage their global supply chain. With over 800 inspectors and auditors classified by product range, and service coverage of 77 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. AI features web-based mobile friendly account management, fast scheduling and highly competitive all-inclusive pricing to protect your brand integrity and supply chain by ensuring high quality and ethical suppliers. AI's global network of experts ensure not only a quality products, but a quality supply chain.



The Carbon Trust is an independent, expert partner of leading organisations around the world, helping them contribute to and benefit from a more sustainable future through carbon reduction, resource efficiency strategies and commercialising low carbon technologies. They have 160 experts working around the world from offices in the UK, China, South Africa, Mexico and the US and their mission is to accelerate the move to a sustainable, low carbon economy. Their experts, drawn from a range of backgrounds and nationalities, can help your organisation tackle climate change by reducing your carbon emissions and identifying growth and revenue opportunities through resource reduction initiatives, cost-saving strategies and the adoption of resource-efficient technologies.


Eliminating child labor from global supply chains is an enormous challenge.  It is vital that all companies rise to the challenge by taking action and starting this journey.  Child Labor Free independently assess supply chains for the use of child labor across all product categories. 

We can conduct full ethical audits or can work a company’s existing social auditing processes to ensure a deeper level of assurance and compliance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015.   Should there be issues uncovered, our Foundation works to remediate for the best possible outcome for those concerned. Child Labor Free can implement our system with companies at all stages of this journey via a three tiered accreditation: manufacturing, component and source.  

Join us on a journey to a Child Labor Free world.


ELEVATE is a global professional services firm that specialises in supply chain social, environmental and business performance. A recognised industry thought leader, ELEVATE believes that sustained, impactful improvement in social and environmental performance requires sincerity of intent and a responsible balance between maximising financial return and meeting supplier responsibility requirements. ELEVATE calls this Business Driven Sustainability.


UL’s Responsible Sourcing group provides auditing and advisory services in six areas of expertise:  Social Responsibility and Accountability, Risk Identification and Management, Environmental Responsibility, Brand Protection and Supply Chain Security, Extractives and Raw Materials Sourcing, and Capacity-building and Continuous Improvement. With a global footprint spanning over 120 countries, UL’s Responsible Sourcing group conducts nearly 20,000 audits each year.

Media Partner

2degrees. Making Sustainable Business Happen. The world's leading collaboration platform and service for sustainable business. At 2degree, we have developed a unique and innovative approach to collaboration, using our online platform and specialist processes, to connect up the people, knowledge and organizations needed to cut costs, risk and impacts, and drive innovation. 

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

Founded in 2006, Global Sustain has offices in Athens, Basel, Berlin, Brussels, Colombo, Dubai, London and Melbourne. The company creates awareness and inspires and supports companies and organisations to embody sustainability, through advisory, communications, networking and training, with a focus on the people-planet-profit philosophy. Its members include corporations, non-governmental and non-profit organisations, municipalities and local authorities, educational foundations, media, professional bodies, think tanks and other public or private entities.

Media Partner

KTN is the UK’s Innovation Network. We connect people to speed up innovation, solve problems and find markets for new ideas.

KTN has helped thousands of businesses secure funding to drive innovation. And we support them throughout their business cycle to see that investment through to success.

Media Partner

ProcureCon Europe is the longest-running procurement event in Europe celebrating its 16th consecutive year in 2015. Since its inception thousands of procurement professionals from hundreds of businesses took their careers to new levels by learning new skills and making new contacts onsite.

Over the years the ProcureCon Europe network of past attendees has grown and grown providing those new to the event access to the most senior procurement leaders in the biggest businesses in Europe for unique professional development opportunities.  

Media Partner

Supply Chain Media has extensive experience of a broad spectrum of supply chain management publications and communication channels, both in print and online. Supply Chain Media is best known for its Dutch-language publication Supply Chain magazine, the English-language magazine, Supply Chain Movement and the Turkish-English special launched in September 2014.

Supply Chain Media sets itself apart through its ability to connect people, in combination with its commitment to disseminating and sharing unique, high-quality content in various languages. The partner network can make use of best practices – such as innovative mind maps, subway maps and self-assessment tools – but there are also custom-made opportunities to develop co-creations which draw on a partner’s in-depth knowledge and expertise.

Media Partner
Pioneers Post delivers the news and sets the agenda for the new wave of responsible business leaders and social entrepreneurs. It's daily-updated website, beautiful printed quarterly magazine, weekly e-bulletin and busy Twitter feed have developed a loyal readership of tens of thousands of individuals and organisations committed to doing business that creates positive social and environmental change, reaching social entrepreneurs and innovators across sectors and in 60 countries. Find out more @PioneersPost and

Media Partner
Focusing on business-critical news and data, Responsible Investor is the only dedicated news and events service covering responsible investment, ESG and sustainable finance for institutional investors and their investee companies globally. If you want to experience the quality and breadth of Responsible Investor’s content before you commit to subscribing you can set up a 28-day free trial with absolutely no strings attached.

Media Partner

Sustainly is a knowledge platform and consultancy dedicated to providing a bridge between the worlds of sustainability, marketing and communication.

Sustainly's knowledge platform is home to more than 1000 original case studies detailing sustainability issues, innovation, risk and storytelling. Sustainly members use the platform to research, plan and execute sustainability marketing and communication programs. Sustainly also publishes industry-leading research like the annual Social Media Sustainability Index and it works with companies and agencies to provide advisory services around sustainability research, training and writing. 

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