Ethical-Social Audit: esco Has Employee Concerns Audited
esco - european salt company GmbH & Co. KG is serious about its social and ethical responsibility. The company therefore recently commissioned an external SMETA audit of what issues are of concern to its employees working in high-purity salt production at the Borth, Bernburg and Frisia Zout sites.
SMETA stands for Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit and is one of the most frequently used ethical-social review formats in the world. The review process involves checking compliance with the standards set by Sedex, an international organization whose member companies commit to continuously improving their ethical-social conduct along the supply chain. What this means for esco as a member of Sedex is not only complying with the regulations but also balancing economic, social and ecological objectives.
During the audits, the auditors examined work standards, health and safety, environment and business ethics at the sites in question. In anonymous interviews, the staff was in particular asked about employee satisfaction, while economic performance indicators did not matter in the audits.
We are glad to state that all esco sites have passed the audits with distinction at the first attempt.
Sedex has members drawn from various sectors based in more than 150 countries. About 280,000 SMETA audits have been conducted worldwide thus far.
For more information, see: https://www.sedexglobal.com/smeta-audit/