SA 8000 Certification Social Accountability

SA 8000 is an international certification standard that encourages organizations to develop, maintain and apply socially acceptable practices in the workplace. It was made in 1989 by Social Accountability International (SAI), a member of the Council on Economic Priorities, and is seen as the most all-inclusive acknowledged autonomous work environment standard. It can be connected to any organization, of any size, around the world.


SA 8000 certification addresses issues including forced and child labor, occupational health and safety, freedom of association and collective bargaining, discrimination, disciplinary practices, working hours, compensation, and management systems. As well as setting workplace standards worldwide, SA 8000 also embraces existing international agreements, including conventions from the International Labor Organization, the Universal Declaration on Human Rights and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.


Embracing SA 8000 affirmation implies an association must consider the social effect of their operations notwithstanding the conditions under which their representatives, accomplices, and suppliers work. It can be connected to any organization, of any size, around the world. Guaranteeing your association against SA 8000 with an SGS review will offer you some assistance with developing and enhance social responsibility for your operations. Working with our accomplished evaluators to execute the most all around acknowledged working environment standard exhibits social responsibility when offering for contracts and growing your association.


  • Benefits of SA 8000 Certification Standard

    • Proves your commitment to social accountability and to treating your employees ethically and in compliance with global standards
    • Improves the management and performance of your supply chain
    • Allows you to ensure compliance with global standards and reduce the risk of negligence, public exposure and possible litigation
    • Supports your corporate vision and build and reinforce the loyalty of your employees, customers and stakeholders
    • Enables you to demonstrate proper social accountability when bidding for international contracts or expanding locally to accommodate new business