SA 8000 - Social Accountability Management System
What is Social Accountability Management System?
The current global business environment is motivating organizations to consider the full social and ethical impacts of their corporate activities and policies. Those companies who are able to prove a responsible approach to broader social and ethical issues will gain a vital competitive edge and inspire the confidence of stakeholders such as client, investors, local community and consumers.
Social concerns like child labor, forced labor and discrimination require companies to not only consider their own direct sphere of influence but also their entire supply chain. The concept and value of employing an independent, third party to monitor social responsibility is becoming increasingly important.
SA 8000 is the first auditable standard in this field. In particular, it is compatible with ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001 structure and based on conventions of the International Labor Organization(ILO), the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
The worldwide-recognized certification to the SA 8000 standard involves the development and auditing of management systems that promote socially acceptable working practices bringing benefits to the complete supply chain.
What are the benefits of SA 8000 certification?
An accredited SA 8000 certification provides ongoing and reliable assurance that an organization is upholding social performance expectations, while also continuously improving their management systems to address and prevent social and labor risks.
What is SA 8000 audit?
SA 8000 is an auditable certification standard that encourages organizations to develop, maintain, and apply socially acceptable practices in the workplace.