SA 8000 – Social Accountability
SIGNIFICANCE OF SA 8000?
SA 8000 certification enables organizsations to demonstrate your commitment to social accountability standards as well as employee and customer satisfaction.
SA 8000 is an international certification standard that encourages organisations to develop, maintain and apply socially acceptable practices in the workplace. It was created in 1989 by Social Accountability International (SAI), an affiliate of the Council on Economic Priorities, and is viewed as the most globally accepted independent workplace standard. It can be applied to any company, of any size, anywhere in the world. The areas it addresses include forced and child labour, health and safety, freedom of association and collective bargaining, discrimination, disciplinary practices, working hours, compensation and management systems.
As well as setting standards for employees worldwide, SA 8000 also embraces existing international agreements, including conventions from the International Labour Organization, the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Benefits of SA 8000
SA 8000 compliance proves organizations commitment to social accountability and to treating its employees ethically and in compliance with global standards. At the same time, this certification can improve the management and performance of supply chain. SA 8000 allows organisations to ensure compliance with global standards and reduce the risk of malpractice, public exposure and possible litigation. Demonstrating commitment to social accountability can support corporate vision and build and reinforce the loyalty of your employees, customers and stakeholders, which in turn impacts your bottom line.
SA 8000 FOR WHOM
Organizations wants to demonstrate their commitment for employee welfare.
Suppliers to big buying houses to demonstrate compliance to social accountability requirements.
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