Sa 8000 2014 Social Accountability
The Sa 8000 2014 standard has become an international reference for Social Accountability requirements.
Sa 8000 2014 is a global social accountability standard for decent working conditions, developed and overseen by Social Accountability International (SAI).
Sa 8000 2014 is an auditable certification standard based on the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Convention on the Rights of the Child and various International Lab our Organization (ILO) conventions. SA8000:2014 covers the following areas of accountability:
Health and Safety:
Freedom of Association and Right to Collective Bargaining:
Management systems for Human Resources:
BENEFITS OF SA 8000:2014
SAI surveys certified organizations about the costs and benefits of implementing the standard. A research initiative is underway to conduct a systematic collection and analysis of such data and to establish a baseline for future research. Implementation of the voluntary SA8000 certification system can contribute to some of the following benefits:
For business : improvements in the ability to recruit and retain customers, employees, investment, and shareholders.
For any employer : better trained and healthier workforces, fewer workplace accidents, higher product quality, increased productivity, more efficient and effective monitoring for suppliers and supply chain
Managers : more clarity about requirements and monitoring procedures.
For concerned consumers : an opportunity to be able to use ethical criteria in purchasing.
For concerned investors : an opportunity to be able to use ethical criteria in shareholding.
A number of SRI firms use SA8000 as a criterion of corporate sustainability and risk management.
For workers: better pay, more reasonable work hours, fairer advancement opportunities, more training ; more participation in workplace management and design, and fewer accidents on the job.
For all : less child lab our and more children in school with the consequent positive impacts on economic and social development, healthier workers, an attenuation of the poverty trap, more paths for cooperation between business, trade unions and NG0's
Al is one of many organizations around the world whose activities seek to support the goals of the Global Compact and the GRI. SA8000 focuses on the implementation of corporate/organ -izational responsibility in the areas of human rights and lab our standards.