SA8000 is an auditable certification standard based on international workplace norms of international Labor Organization (ILO) conventions, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the local labor law. Those seeking to comply with SA8000 have adopted policies and procedures that protect the basic human rights of workers.
Intentions / Audit Methodology
- Third party accredited certification scheme
- Audits conducted by approved SA8000 certification bodies (CB)
Standard / 9 Benchmarks
1. Child labor
2. Forced or compulsory labor
3. Health & safety
4. Freedom of association & right to collective bargaining
6. Disciplinary practices
7. Working hours
9. Management system such as: policies, procedures, complaint management, training, capacity building, management of supplies and contractors.
- Social Fingerprint Self Evaluation Questionnaire to be completed prior to starting the audit process
- Audit report provided by certification body (CB)
- Corrective action report format by CB
- Audit cycle is three years with surveillance audits every six months