Management system certification / Voluntary assessment
Basis for Certification (certification standard):
International standard SA8000®
Social Accountability International (SAI)
What does the standard SA8000® cover?
The standard SA8000® defines the requirements for a certifiable social accountability management system.
SA8000® is based on the international workplace standards of the global labour 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 organisation has established a suitable management system, including mechanisms for risk identification, self-assessment, preventive and corrective actions and continuous improvement of labour conditions.
- The organisation analyses and considers the requirements of the applicable standard. These requirements cover topics such as child labour, forced labour, safety and health, freedom of assembly, the right of collective bargaining agreements, discrimination, disciplinary measures, working time, compensation and management systems.
- The certified organisation takes steps to ensure regular surveillance of the management system and employees' labour conditions.
- The certified organisation takes into account the labour conditions of its employees, partners and suppliers.