SA 8000 is an international certification standard that suport organizations to develop, maintain and apply suitable social practices in the workplace.
SA8000 is the first auditable social certification standard in the field of Social Accountability, created in 1989 by Social Accountability International (SAI). The system is compatible with ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and OHSAS 18001 structure and based on UN Declaration of Human Rights, conventions of the ILO, UN and national law, and spans industry and corporate codes to create a common language to measure social performance.
SA 8000 provides transparent, measurable, verifiable standards for certifying the performance of companies in nine essential areas:
- Child Labor
- Forced Labor
- Health and Safety
- Freedom of Association and
- Right to Collective Bargaining
- Disciplinary Practices
- Working Hours
- Management Systems
- Proves commitment to social accountability
- Ensure compliance with global standards and reduce the risk of negligence, public exposure and possible litigation
- Enables the organization to demonstrate proper social accountability when bidding for international contracts