The brands /buyers should understand that they are still responsible for the conduct of the audit. It has not been uncommon when good and experienced buyers have insisted that the audit be done by their approved auditing agency. It is common for manufacturers to get themselves audited by local consultants and get a report. This is the single most common drawback for audit reports uploaded on the Sedex Auditplatform. While it is important to note that many types of audit reports can be uploaded on the sedex platform –not all types of report have the veracity and authenticity and this judgement had to be done by the buyer.