SA 8000 : 2014 Social Accountability Management System
It is one of the world’s first auditable social certification standards for decent workplaces, across all industrial sectors. It is based on the 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. It takes a management systems approach by setting out the structures and procedures that companies must adopt in order to ensure that compliance with the standard is continuously reviewed. Those seeking to comply with SA8000 have adopted policies and procedures that protect the basic human rights of workers.
SA 8000 is a global social accountability standard for decent working conditions, developed and overseen by Social Accountability International (SAI). The core elements of SA 8000 are based on internationally agreed codes of conduct derived from ILO (International Labour Organisation) conventions of United Nations (UN).
NGOs, investment analysts and other stakeholders, including your employees, are increasingly evaluating your organization’s commitment to ensuring a fair and equitable working environment and transparent business practices. This climate means that your organization will be called upon more and more to demonstrate its social responsibility.
The most widely recognized global standard for managing human rights in the workplace is Social Accountability International’s SA8000. It is the first auditable standard, suitable for organizations of all sizes anywhere in the world, and provides a framework for assuring all of your stakeholders that social accountability is being stewarded by your management.
Core Elements :
Safety – Labour Laws – Hygiene – Accountability – Wages – Employee Welfare – Working Hours – Social Compliance
Core Requirements :
- Child Labour
- Forced & Compulsory Labour
- Health & Safety
- Freedom of Association & Right to Collective Bargaining
- Disciplinary Practices
- Working Hours
- Management Systems
- Achieve best practice in ethical employment, trading and operations
- Engage and motivate your employees with improve morale
- Introduce greater transparency to the way you run your business
- Maintain existing business and attract new customers and investors
- Gain recognition as an social accountable organization
- Improve employee retention and performance
- All Industrial & Service Sectors
- All Public Sectors (PSU)
- All Government Organization
- Any small/medium/large business organization