What is SA 8000 Certification?
SA8000 is the first auditable standard in this field. In particular, it is compatible with ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 stucture and based on conventions of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
How it works?
SA 8000 certification addresses issues including 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.
Benefits of SA 8000 Certification?
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 labour, forced labour 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.
- Proves your commitment to social accountability and to treating your employees ethically and in compliance with global standards.
- Improves the management and performance of your supply chain.
- Allows you to ensure compliance with global standards and reduce the risk of negligence, public exposure and possible litigation
Supports your corporate vision and build and reinforce the loyalty of your employees, customers and stakeholders.
- Enables you to demonstrate proper social accountability when bidding for international contracts or expanding locally to accommodate new business.