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SMETA 4 Pillar's – audit (both in EU and USA)

SMETA (Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit) is an ethical audit methodology encompassing all aspects of responsible business practice. As a multi-stakeholder initiative, SMETA was designed to minimize duplication of effort and provide members and suppliers with an audit format they could easily share. SMETA reports are published in the SEDEX system, ensuring transparency and efficient information sharing.

SMETA audits use the ETI Base Code, founded on the conventions of the International Labor Organization, as well as relevant local laws. SMETA audits can be conducted against two or four auditing pillars. At Sprout, our production sites in the EU and USA have undergone the 4-pillar audit, which comprises the following modules:

- Labor Standards
- Health and Safety
- Additional Elements:
• Management Systems
• Entitlement to Work
• Subcontracting and Homeworking
- Environmental assessment (extended)
- Business Ethics