What is SA8000:2014 –Social
Since 1997, an affiliate of the Council on Economic Priorities,
the Social Accountability International (SAI) organization is considered as one
of the most workplace standards. 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.SA8000 certificate is a
respected social accountability certification based on the social welfare of
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.
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.
Why SA8000:2014 certification is important?
SA8000:2014 Certification helps an organization to develop and perform the
activities which follow the rules and regulation of the local government. This
helps the Organization to consider the social impact of their operations and
procedures that aim at continuously improving labor conditions. This involves
top management in setting working environment guidelines under which their
workers, accomplices, and providers work. This SA8000 certification provides a
significant milestone in improving workplace conditions by reporting good
practices in the business sector.
What are the benefits of SA8000:2014 certification?
- Compliance to the laws of the land.
you to demonstrate proper social accountability when bidding for
international contracts or expanding locally to accommodate new business
your commitment to social accountability and to treating your employees
ethically and in compliance with global standards
the management and performance of your supply chain
your corporate vision and build and reinforce the loyalty of your
employees, customers and stakeholders
you to ensure compliance with global standards and reduce the risk of
negligence, public exposure and possible litigation
Who can acquire SA8000:2014 certification?
SA 8000 standard can be applied to any company, of any size, worldwide.
What is the validity of SA8000:2014 certificate?
The cycle of the certificate is valid for 3 years from the date of certification, subject to the successful conduct of surveillance audits before completion of the 1st & 2nd year respectively.