SA 8000 standard is a global standard developed by Social Accountability International (SAI) with a mission to improve the working conditions of the organizations globally. SA 8000 accreditation or Social Accountability 8000 (SA8000:2014) standard has been grounded on the principles of core ILO (International Labor Organizations) conventions, the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
SA8000 can be fully integrated into existing Quality Management or Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems.
An SA 8000 accreditation is suitable for internationally active companies as well as product suppliers – irrespective of their size, industry or location. It focuses on the following areas of accountability:
Organizations seeking certification to the SA 8000 accreditation demands to apply to a SAAS-accredited certification body. Auditors visit factories to assess corporate practice on a vast range of issues and assess the state of a company’s management systems.
A certificate is awarded attesting company’s compliance to SA 8000. The certificate is an evidence of the organization’s good practice processes and remarkably improves workplace conditions. The certification process is a multiple-step process. The certification cycle is described briefly:
We at 4C Consulting are a well-established and reliable SA 8000 consultants for your certification services. Our experienced team of consultants and auditors will help you receive Social Accountability 8000 Certification with a validation of a three year period. During this period, we will conduct surveillance audits to ensure the facility is sustaining social accountability.