Integrative Flavors® is Committed to the Principles of an Ethically and Socially Responsible Business by Adding SMETA Audit
SMETA 4-PILLAR ETHICAL TRADE AUDIT
Integrative Flavors® is proud to announce that it has added the Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit (SMETA) to our 3rd-party quality audits.
The SMETA independent audit is designed to encompass all aspects of responsible business practice. The 4-Pillars include:
- Labor Standards
- Health & Safety
- Business Ethics
- The Environment
By adding the Ethical Trade Audit to our quality audits, we provide assurances to our customers that Integrative Flavors®:
- is committed to ethically and socially responsible business practices
- provides neutral evidence of our corporate citizenship
- drives continual improvement with our supplier relations
- prioritizes health and safety of our team
- is committed to doing our part to protect the environment.
The audit focuses on a multiple areas, including worker compensation, voluntary labor practices, working age laws and standards, working hours, and facility health and safety standards. SMETA audit also reviews the company’s policies and practices related to business ethics in areas such as bribery and corruption, and the company’s environmental impact and sustainability efforts.
Our regulatory compliance team collaborates with our approved audit programs to make enhancements and share best practices for focused continuous improvement to benefit the broader industry and global supply chain.