:What is SA 8000
SA 8000 is a global social accountability standard for decent working conditions, developed and overseen by Social Accountability International (SAI). SA 8000 is an auditable certification standard based on the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Convention on the Rights of the Child and various International Labour Organization (ILO) conventions. SA 8000 covers the following areas of accountability:
How can you show that you are fully committed to Social Accountability?
SA 8000 is an international certification standard that encourages organizations 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, worldwide.
The areas SA 8000 addresses include forced and child labor, occupational health and safety, freedom of association and collective bargaining, discrimination, disciplinary practices, working hours, compensation and management systems.
As well as setting workplace standards worldwide, SA 8000 also embraces existing international agreements including conventions from the International Labor organization, the Universal Declaration on Human Rights and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.