At the close of 2013 Northpoint Ltd joined the internationally recognized organisation SEDEX.
What SEDEX do…
Sedex offers a simple and effective way of managing ethical and responsible practices in your supply chain.
The core product is a secure, online database which allows members to store, share and report on information on four key areas:
- Labour Standards
- Health & Safety
- The Environment
- Business Ethics
For buyers – Sedex offers an electronic system for collecting and analysing information on ethical and responsible business practices in your supply chain.
A variety of reporting tools enables you to keep track of your suppliers’ performance and you will also have access to an advanced Risk Assessment Tool that has been developed with SEDEX partner, Maplecroft.
For suppliers – Sedex provides an efficient and cost effective way of sharing ethical information with multiple customers, helping cut down on unnecessary paperwork and saving time and money.
Suppliers complete 1 self assessment questionnaire (SAQ) and can choose to share this with multiple customers on Sedex, along with any other relevant ethical information, such as audit reports and certifications.
The Sedex system is secure and confidential and suppliers have complete control over who can view their data.
By allowing suppliers to share the same data with many customers, Sedex helps reduce the need for multiple audits, allowing both parties to concentrate on making real improvements.
So by working with Northpoint Ltd you know that you have contracted with an Ethical and Responsible Supply Chain Partner.