SA 8000 Certification

SA8000 is an international standard for improving working conditions. Based on the principles of thirteen international human rights conventions, it is a tool to support apply these norms to practical work-life situations. Sufficiently specific to be used to audit companies and contractors alike in multiple industries and countries, SA8000 represents a major breakthrough: it was the first auditable social standard and creates a procedure that is truly independent (it is neither a government project, nor dominated by any single interest group).

Maintaining and improving the systems put in place to achieve SA8000 certification is an ongoing procedure and substantive worker participation can be the best means to confirming systemic change. The benefits of adopting SA8000 are significant and may include improved staff morale, more reliable business partnerships, enhanced competitiveness, less staff turnover and better worker-manager communication.

The SA8000 Standard was developed by Social Accountability International. SAI is a global multi-stakeholder standard-setting organization whose mission is to advance the human rights of workers around the world. SAI works to protect the integrity of those workers by building local capacity and developing systems of accountability through socially responsible standards.

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