Social Accountability International (SAI)
Businesses can use the SA8000® Standard to ensure that human rights are upheld, and employees are treated fairly and with respect throughout the entire supply chain. Social Accountability International is a global non-governmental organization that offers a wide number of resources to help businesses enhance their social performance and advance human rights at work. The SA8000® Standard helps certified businesses uphold social performance expectations throughout their supply chains, demonstrate their dedication to the fair treatment of workers across industries, and improve their management systems to address and prevent social and labour risks. The scope of the Standard includes all personnel in the business’s control who provide goods or services for the business, including suppliers, sub-contractors, sub-suppliers, and home workers.
The nine social accountability requirements of the SA8000® Standard are:
- Child labour
- Forced or compulsory labour
- Health and safety
- Freedom of association and right to collective bargaining
- Disciplinary practices
- Working hours
- Management systems
To access supporting documents about the certification, click here.