SA8000® Certification Mark

SA8000® Certification Mark

Social Accountability Management System

Social Accountability Management System


Management system certification / Voluntary assessment

Basis for Certification (certification standard):

International standard SA8000®

Standard owner:

Social Accountability International (SAI)

What the standard SA8000® covers

The standard SA8000® defines the requirements for a certifiable social accountability management system. SA8000® is based on the international workplace standards of the global labor agreements of the International Labor Organization (ILO), the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. This includes among others:

  • The organization has established a suitable management system, including mechanisms for risk identification, self-assessment, preventive and corrective actions and continuous improvement of labor conditions.
  • The organization analyses and considers the requirements of the applicable standard. These requirements cover topics such as child labor, forced labor, safety and health, freedom of assembly, the right of collective bargaining agreements, discrimination, disciplinary measures, working time, compensation and management systems.
  • The certified organization takes steps to ensure regular surveillance of the management system and employees' labor conditions.
  • The certified organization takes into account the labor conditions of its employees, partners and suppliers.

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