What is SA 8000 Certification?
SA 8000 is the first auditable standard in this field. In particular, it is compatible with ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 structure and based on conventions of the International Labour Organisation (ILO)
How it works?
SA 8000 provides a common framework for ethical sourcing for companies anywhere in the world. It sets out provisions for is
sues like trade union rights, the use of child labor, working hours, health and safety at work, and fair pay.”SA8000”, is a global applied system for companies seeking to guarantee the basic rights of their workers. It also provides a voluntary workplace certification and is mainly used by Western companies ensuring their whole supply chain operates on a minimum of social standards. It is also the world’s first auditable social certification.
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.