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Social Accountability Management

SA 8000 is an international social accountability standard that encourages organisations to develop, maintain and apply socially acceptable practices in the workplace. SA 8000 was first created and published by Social Accountability International (SAI) in late 1997.  It is the most globally accepted independent workplace standard and can be applied to organizations, of any size, in most countries.
Certification Standard
SA 8000 standard based on:
  • International Labour Organization conventions
  • United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • the Universal Declaration on Human Rights
System Requirements
The areas that SA 8000 addresses include forced and child labour, health and safety, freedom of association and collective bargaining, discrimination, disciplinary practices, working hours, compensation and management systems. It also adopts a Plan-Do-Check-Act system approach for continual improvement of an organisation’s social accountability performance.
Benefits of Certification
A strong social accountability management system will benefit your business by:
  • Improving staff morale and effectiveness
  • Providing more reliable business partnerships
  • Differentiating you from your competition
  • Ensuring better worker-manager communication
  • Attracting ethical investment
Certification of your organisation against SA 8000 enables it to demonstrate transparent and effective social accountability, and enhances your brand image and reputation.
For further understanding the certification and audit processes, please click here for getting SA8000 Certification Audit Guide.

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