SA 8000

SA 8000

The SA 8000 certification is the Social Accountability System standard. It is applicable to companies of any size that wish to address the social and ethical aspects of their business. A Social Accountability System proves to customers that the company holds adequate provisions for the protection of wokers' rights. Further, it ensures ethical production of all goods manufactured by the company.

SA 8000 is the first auditable standard in this field. The initiative is based on the well-known ISO 9001/ISO 14001 certification structure, conventions of the International Labour Organization (ILO), the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

SA 8000 is a standard of international level which encourages the companies to develop, maintain and also adopt socially acceptable workplace practices. SA 800 certification is perceived as the most globally applicable standard of workplace and can also be accessed in any geography, any size facility and any industrial sector. We at SMC, provides one of the best SA 8000 Certification services which will help you achieve this certification. We are also one of the well known SA 8000 certification providers.

SA 8000 Standard is composed of 9 requirements:
  • Child labour is not permitted
  • Forced labour is not permitted
  • Health and safety have to be assured
  • Freedom to organize and collective bargaining have to be guaranteed
  • Discrimination is not permitted
  • Disciplinary practices are not permitted
  • Working hours shall not exceed 48 hrs a week, with a maximum of 12 hrs overtime
  • Remuneration shall be sufficient
  • Management systems shall guarantee that the requirements are effectively satisfied

SA8000 was developed and field-tested by the nonprofit Council on Economic Priorities (CEP), and assisted by an impressive international Advisory Board including representatives of prominent corporations, human rights organizations, certification professionals, academics and labor.