SA8000 – which is an acronym for “Social Accountability”– is a collection of standards that were developed by the Social Accountability International (SAI), a non-governmental organization. The standards were created to protect workers’ rights and improve working conditions in factories across the world. SA8000 has been adopted by a number of large corporations, including Nike, Daimler Chrysler, Nokia, IBM, Dell, and Disney.
SA8000 is a popular international certification standard, so it makes good business sense to become SA8000 certified. SA8000 Certification also requires regular audits against the standard by an external party, which provides an opportunity for you to know exactly where your organization stands in relation to SA8000 compliance.
What does SA8000 Cover?
SA8000 covers 12 core labor standards, which include:
The SA8000 Organizational Sustainability Group covers 10 business practices and policies that help improve compliance with SA8000 standards. These are not direct labor standards that must be met, but practices that help achieve compliance with the Social Accountability Group of standards.
Who is Eligible to Apply for SA 8000 Certification?
SA 8000 certification can be achieved by all organizations that manufacture products or provide services from any industry – from small family-run businesses to multinational companies. Once you successfully achieve SA 8000 Certification through IAS, you can check the status of your certificate by visiting our SA 8000 Certification Search Page!
Importance of SA 8000 Certification for Businesses
In order to improve social and environmental practices, an ever-increasing number of customers are now requiring their suppliers to be certified against international standards. Achieving SA8000 certification demonstrates a commitment to workers’ rights and helps to build customer confidence. It also provides a competitive edge when tendering for new business.
How to Get the SA8000 Certification?
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