WHAT IS SA 8000 – SOCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY ACCREDITATION SERVICES
SA 8000 is the International standard for Social Accountability Accreditation Services. SA8000 is an auditable certification standard that encourages organizations to develop, maintain, and apply socially acceptable practices in the workplace. It was developed in 1997 by Social Accountability International, formerly the Council on Economic Priorities, by an advisory board consisting of trade unions, NGOs, civil society organizations and companies. The SA8000 streamlines the complexities of navigating industry and corporate codes to create a common language and standard for measuring social compliance. As it can be applied worldwide to any company in any industry, it is an extremely useful tool in measuring, comparing, and verifying social accountability in the workplace.
BENEFITS TO YOU
Increased profit potential and market share Better utilization of your time though improved resource management Saves you spending time and money on recurring problems, with many problems being resolved permanently first time round.
BENEFITS TO YOUR CUSTOMERS
Proof that you provide consistent, reliable and fit for purpose solutions Improve the customer / supplier relationship by responding proactively to customer feedback Issues are identified and resolved quicker, in many cases without the customer even knowing
BENEFITS TO YOUR STAFF
Increases job security through enhanced business performance Improves job satisfaction as employees are clear about what to do and how it is to be done employees are clear about what to do and how it is to be done Boosts morale and motivation through improved training capabilities