SA8000 Social Accountability

Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and investment analysts scrutinise organisations 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 organisation's commitment to ensuring a fair and equitable working environment and transparent business practices.

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

The most widely recognised global standard for managing human rights in the workplace is Social Accountability International's SA8000. It is the first auditable standard, suitable for organisations 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 organisation

Why choose BSI?

We pioneered standards more than 100 years ago and today we are the market leader. We help over 65,000 organisations to stand out from their competitors, ranging from top global brands to ambitious SMEs in 150 countries. As one of the few organisations with a thorough understanding of standards, we do not only assess how well you meet the standards, but also create new standards and offer global training to your teams in using them to enhance performance. Our knowledge can transform your organisation.