Addis, local household brand producer, has been awarded international accreditation for ethical business practices and labour relations. This makes the company the first South African-owned manufacturer to fully comply with the international requirements of the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (Sedex) Global Conformance Program.
Sedex is a non-profit organisation dedicated to driving improvements in responsible and ethical business practices in global supply chains. The Sedex audit is a popular, progressive and credible audit format. It encompasses all aspects of responsible business practice, including labour standards, health and safety, the environment and business ethics.
‘We are incredibly proud of this achievement because it reinforces that Addis is a world-class manufacturer on par with top international producers when it comes to implementing responsible business practice,’ says Errol Stern, CEO at Addis.
The family run business has been dedicated to progress throughout its history as a South African manufacturer, which dates back to 1914. It has a total of 700 employees.
The most recent audit was conducted in accordance with Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit 5.0 protocol. This is the most comprehensive review of the audit format to date.