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Social Accountability SA8000®

Social Accountability SA8000®

As Social Accountability International describe, the SA8000® standard is the central document of SAI’s work. It is an auditable certification standard based on international workplace norms of International Labour Organisation (ILO) conventions, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. This standard is the benchmark against which companies and factories measure their performance. Those seeking to comply with SA8000® have adopted policies and procedures that protect the basic human rights of workers. Further details can be found from SAI.

Social Accountability certification provided by IIOC members

ABS QE show through SA8000® certification, how to maximize your return on investment (ROI) and  benefits of adopting the standard, including greater consumer and investor confidence and increased efficiency and product quality.

BSI introduce SA8000® as the first auditable social responsibility standard, suitable for organisations of all sizes anywhere in the world, and provides a framework for assuring all of your stakeholders that social accountability is being stewarded by your management.

Bureau Veritas describe how certification to SA8000® enhances a company’s reputation through social responsibility.

DNV Business Assurance discuss how an SA8000® certificate proves that your social accountability system has been measured against a best practice standard and found compliant.

Intertek has created monitoring services based on an in-depth understanding of local labor issues, workplace safety, and environmental laws and regulations. The audit team will visit the client organization´s facilities and assess the implementation and effectiveness of the Social Accountability Program to confirm the facility´s compliance with SA 8000.

Lloyd’s Register introduce SA8000® assessment and certification standard based on international human rights conventions that focus on improving working conditions, show how it helps you with the effective use of systems for managing social accountability and can demonstrate to your stakeholders that you are accountable and responsible.

SGS show how to demonstrate your organisation’s commitment to social accountability (to develop, maintain and apply socially acceptable practices in the workplace) with SA 8000® certification.

TÜV SÜD discuss how socially responsible organisations and companies take concrete steps to uphold ethical business and corporate practices. Certification in social accountability demonstrates commitment toward socially and environmental ethical standards.