SA 8000 is one of the most widely implemented international standards for gauging the social compliance of organizations worldwide. Developed by Social Accountability International (SAI), this standard provides a framework for independent assessment of social accountability by a third party certification body, as in the cases of ISO 9000 for quality management and ISO 14000 for environmental management.
The SA 8000 standard can be used to audit any organization in any industry worldwide. Using the SA 8000 standard allows you to share and compare results of social compliance across your supply chain, and to ensure that your suppliers are operating ethically.
SA 8000 will show that you are not only committed to product quality, but also to ethical business practices and serving the community at large. Continue to set your business apart from the competition by demonstrating to your customers, business partners, and stakeholders that your business operates on ethical terms.
The SA 8000 audit checks the following criteria: