SA8000 Social Accountability

Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and investment analysts scrutinize organizations to assess that minimum standards are upheld in the workplace and ensure that workers are getting a fair deal.


What is SA8000 Social Accountability?

NGOs, investment analysts and other stakeholders, including your employees, are increasingly evaluating your organization’s commitment to ensuring a fair and equitable working environment and transparent business practices.

This climate means that your organization will be called upon more and more to demonstrate its social responsibility.

The most widely recognized global standard for managing human rights in the workplace is Social Accountability International’s SA8000. It is the first auditable standard, suitable for organizations of all sizes anywhere in the world, and provides a framework for assuring all of your stakeholders that social accountability is being stewarded by your management.


What are the benefits?

  • Achieve best practice in ethical employment, trading and operations
  • Engage and motivate your employees with improved morale  
  • Introduce greater transparency to the way you run your business
  • Maintain existing business and attract new customers and investors
  • Gain recognition as an socially accountable organization

Supply chain solutions

To help you manage ethical and social risk in your supply chain we have a number a tools.  

SCREEN is web-based application that will help you identify and monitor the levels of risk to your suppliers across geographical locations, allowing you to select the appropriate measures or business partner location as you implement your ethical business and social accountability programme.

Supplier Compliance Manager (SCM) is a software tool that will allows you to review the supply chain security risk of individual suppliers, helping you more effectively manage ethical business and social accountability risks.