London & Tokyo – 11 February 2015. Sedex, the leading non-profit organisation dedicated to improving global supply chains, and Caux Round Table Japan (CRT Japan), the Japanese arm of an international network of principled business leaders working to promote a moral capitalism, announce that CRT Japan is appointed the Sedex Global Representative in Japan.
The partnership is the result of several years of collaboration between Sedex and CRT Japan to raise awareness of responsible sourcing issues in Asia and help companies gain greater transparency within their supply chains. Under the terms of the partnership agreement CRT Japan will provide account management services and training to Sedex members as well as conducting new-business activities and hosting events in the region.
“We are delighted to announce CRT Japan as our official Sedex Global Representative in the Japanese region.” commented Tom Smith, Acting General Manager at Sedex Exchange. “With more than 40 percent of our 37,000 members in Asia, Sedex already has a considerable footprint on the continent and we have seen growing interest in responsible sourcing from companies throughout the supply chain. We look forward to working closely with CRT Japan to build on this membership base, better support our members in the region and raise awareness of the Sedex brand.”
Hiroshi Ishida, Executive Director of CRT Japan, said “We are honoured to be appointed as the Sedex Global Representative in Japan. Our goal is to promote and strengthen Japanese companies’ commitment to sustainability across the supply chain by providing them with practical support, helping them to expand their businesses in the Asia region. As the world’s largest collaborative platform for managing and sharing ethical supply chain data, Sedex membership offers a significant advantage for Japanese companies in accelerating supply chain innovation toward sustainability in Asia. We are looking forward to working with more companies to help them gain access to the Sedex Global platform.”
Mark Robertson, Head of Communications
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Miho Okada, Director
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Notes to editors:
Sedex (www.sexdexglobal.com) works with buyers and suppliers around the world to deliver improvements in responsible and ethical business practices in global supply chains. Our mission is to drive collaboration, increase transparency and build the capacity that’s needed to raise standards across all tiers of the supply chain. We offer the world’s largest collaborative platform for managing and sharing ethical supply chain data, along with leading-edge services which multi-national companies use to understand, monitor and manage supply chains risks and improve standards. Our global membership totals over 36,000 buyers, suppliers and audit firms, including key sustainability thought leaders.
About CRT Japan
The Caux Round Table (CRT)(http://www.cauxroundtable.org/) is an international network of experienced business leaders, who work with business and political leaders to design the intellectual strategies, management tools and practices to strengthen private enterprise and public governance to improve our global community. In Japan, Caux Round Table Japan (http://crt-japan.jp/en/) helps companies integrate CSR into their corporate strategy and management system. Since 2012, CRT Japan coordinates a multi-stakeholder platform to discuss adverse human rights impacts which business may be involved with through their activities and in their supply chain, and provides the tools to manage and monitor them through the global network.