Suppliers shall register in Sedex (Supplier Ethical Data Exchange) and share information with Essity through the self-assessment questionnaire. Being a Sedex member will provide the following benefits to your organization:
- Have access to a Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) (Environment, Health & Safety, Business Ethics and Labor Standards)
- Upload and store audit reports, certificates and corrective action plans and request an audit
- Share your information with multiple customers
When registering on Sedex, please create the link with our Sedex account “Essity Hygiene Suppliers”, so that your audit and the status of remediation are visible to Essity. Supplier should renew their Sedex membership annually.
Essity executes regular assessments of individual suppliers as part of qualification work but also full screenings of Essity’s entire supply base, combining external elements (e.g. Sedex information and other relevant risk indexes) and internal focus areas.
The output of these assessment is a Essity supplier base risk profile that triggers various mitigation activities. One activity can be to conduct an Ethical audit at a supplier’s production site(s) (see section “Ethical audits” for more information)