SA 8000

sa8000

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

5.  Discrimination

6.  Disciplinary practices

7.  Working hours

8.  Remuneration

9.  Management system such as: policies, procedures, complaint management, training, capacity building, management of supplies and contractors.

Audit Tools

  • 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 Time

  • Audit cycle is three years with surveillance audits every six months

What makes us different?

Provision of reports that concisely and objectively inform of the outcome of the assessment.
Understanding and knowledge of local issues linked to Social Compliance.
Highly experienced auditors that undergo continuous training and learning.
Cooperative and respectful attitude towards factory management and employees during interviews.
Quality assurance and control staff working independently from the on-site audit process.
Global Management System based in ISO 9001:2015, ISO 17021:2011.
Real time operations follow up via our ALGI Management System Software.
Confidentiality, Integrity and Impartiality are our core business values.