1. Shadow audit questionnaire

In our drive for continuous improvement we are keen to hear from anyone who has observed a SMETA audit being conducted.

Your responses will be used to influence the Sedex Associate Auditor Group ( AAG) as they strive for best practice in auditing.

In an effort to obtain feedback in a consistent, usable form, we have devised a questionnaire which will take you only a few minutes to complete.

Date of audit

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* 1. Date of audit

Location and country of site of employment

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* 2. Location and country of site of employment

Who are you?

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* 3. Who are you?

Is this audit announced, unannounced or semi-announced?

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* 4. Is this audit announced, unannounced or semi-announced?

Did the audit team have the appropriate gender/nationality/ethnic group representation and auditor experience to match the site being audited?

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* 5. Did the audit team have the appropriate gender/nationality/ethnic group representation and auditor experience to match the site being audited?

Did the auditor ask if there have been other audits and review these documents in advance via Sedex or otherwise?

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* 6. Did the auditor ask if there have been other audits and review these documents in advance via Sedex or otherwise?

Were all the relevant management representatives present at the opening meeting?

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* 7. Were all the relevant management representatives present at the opening meeting?

Were any worker representatives present at the opening meeting?

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* 8. Were any worker representatives present at the opening meeting?

Were you able to follow the audit process?

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* 9. Were you able to follow the audit process?

Did the auditor use appropriate questions?

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* 10. Did the auditor use appropriate questions?

Could the auditors interview technique with workers and management be improved?

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* 11. Could the auditors interview technique with workers and management be improved?

Were document checks conducted in accordance with SMETA guidance?

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* 12. Were document checks conducted in accordance with SMETA guidance?

Did you feel the document checks were thorough?

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* 13. Did you feel the document checks were thorough?

Were all issues identified by the auditor during the audit agreed to be included in the audit report?

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* 14. Were all issues identified by the auditor during the audit agreed to be included in the audit report?

Were all the relevant management representatives present at the closing meeting?

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* 15. Were all the relevant management representatives present at the closing meeting?

Were any worker representatives present at the closing meeting?

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* 16. Were any worker representatives present at the closing meeting?

Was the Corrective Action Plan (CAP) signed off and the verification process, including upload onto Sedex, explained?

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* 17. Was the Corrective Action Plan (CAP) signed off and the verification process, including upload onto Sedex, explained?

Did the auditor discuss each CAP and identify sustainable solutions and/or provide suggestions for resources with the management where possible?

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* 18. Did the auditor discuss each CAP and identify sustainable solutions and/or provide suggestions for resources with the management where possible?

Did the auditor allocate adequate time for all the audit elements?

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* 19. Did the auditor allocate adequate time for all the audit elements?

Was the report processed within agreed timescales, and was there evidence that the report matches the CAP agreed at the closing meeting?

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* 20. Was the report processed within agreed timescales, and was there evidence that the report matches the CAP agreed at the closing meeting?

Were the timescales/suggested corrective actions provided in the CAP report realistic and appropriate?

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* 21. Were the timescales/suggested corrective actions provided in the CAP report realistic and appropriate?

Did the auditor have a strong knowledge of the SMETA best practice guidance?

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* 22. Did the auditor have a strong knowledge of the SMETA best practice guidance?

What is the name of your company?

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* 23. What is the name of your company?

Do you have any other comments?

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* 24. Do you have any other comments?

Would you be open to a Sedex staff member contacting you for further comments?

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* 25. Would you be open to a Sedex staff member contacting you for further comments?

if you answered yes to the question above please supply Your name and e-mail address

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* 26. if you answered yes to the question above please supply Your name and e-mail address

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