In today’s ethically aware times, working conditions are increasingly placed under the microscope. The environment in which products are manufactured is now viewed as enormously significant in countries around the world. Developing countries in particular.
That’s why it’s important for manufacturers to have a process for managing risks related to supply chain social compliance. This applies particularly to organisations in consumer markets, where image and brand names are essential.
Developed by Social Accountability International (SAI) and overseen by Social Accountability Accreditation Services (SAAS), SA8000® is a global Social Accountability Certification standard for improving working conditions.
SA8000® is based on the international workplace conventions of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. The standard addresses many concerns. From Child Labour, Forced Labour, and Health and Safety to Freedom of Association and the Right to Collective Bargaining, Discrimination, Disciplinary Practices, Working Hours, Remuneration and Management Systems.
With TÜV SÜD as your partner, you can achieve full compliance with SA8000®. Thereby demonstrating your commitment to improving working conditions and product quality in whichever country you operate.