WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE PART OF SEDEX (Supplier Ethical Data Exchange) SMETA?

To form part of a community that is a World leader in responsible sourcing.


A community with a commitment to fulfilling ethical business, improving our practices and looking for more sustainable production systems, both internally and within the supply chain.

Our organizations are constantly looking to improve the methods we employ internally and along our supply chain and it is important to show to our consumers that our practices are ethical.

SEDEX provides a platform that unites businesses committed to responsible sourcing and improving commercial practices to be more ethical.


The SMETA certification program is based on four pillars:

  1. Labor rights
  2. Health and safety
  3. Environment
  4. Ethical commerce

It uses an ethical commerce format, which is developed to be easily and efficiently shared. It is not a code of conduct or certification, but an audit of fulfilment.

By consuming our brands: SAMAI, SHÉGRAA and ANDEAN GOURMET, you are participating in this enormous effort to belong to the SEDEX global database, and at the same time assured that the products you consume come from sustainable practices and ethical commerce.

Our businesses are committed to working together to improve our workers’ lives, our suppliers, executives and their families in a respectful way.