SA 8000 Social Accountability Management System
What is Social Accountability Management System?
The current global business environment is motivating organizations to consider the full social andethical impacts of their corporate activities and policies. Those companies who are able to prove aresponsible approach to broader social and ethical issues will gain a vital competitive edge andinspire the confidence of stakeholders such as client, investors, local community and consumers.
Social concerns like child labor, forced labor and discrimination require companies to not onlyconsider their own direct sphere of influence but also their entire supply chain. The concept andvalue of employing an independent, third party to monitor social responsibility is becomingincreasingly important.
SA8000 is the first auditable standard in this field. In particular, it is compatible with ISO 9001, ISO14001, OHSAS18001 structure and based on conventions of the International LaborOrganization(ILO), the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
The worldwide-recognized certification to the SA8000 standard involves the development and
auditing of management systems that promote socially acceptable working practices bringingbenefits to the complete supply chain.