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 BSI?

The food industry impacts every person on the planet. Though what the world's population may eat may differ depending on the geography, wealth, age, gender and availability of goods, no other sector plays such a vital role in all of our day-today lives and culture. Economically, food represents 10% of global GDP (valued at US$48 trillion by the World Bank).

But the food sector also faces significant challenges. Each year, food-borne illness makes one in ten people ill and is the cause of death for millions around the world. Population growth projections and an increasing middle class suggest that the demand for food will increase 70% by 2050. And, consumers are increasingly conscious about what goes into their food, how it's made, its impact on ecosystems and where it comes from.

BSI believes the world deserves food that is safe, sustainable and socially responsible. We support the food sector by developing and publishing standards of best practice, supply chain solutions as well as training and certification to not only the most popular food safety standards, but other business improvement standards that work together to make organizations more resilient.

Working in 172 countries, we pride ourselves on the expertise, integrity and professionalism of our people. Our mission is to help our 80,000 clients, ranging from high-profile global brands to small local companies, survive and prosper in today's world.

BSI believes the world deserves food that is safe, sustainable and socially responsible. We support the food sector by developing and publishing standards of best practice, supply chain solutions as well as training and certification to not only the most popular food safety standards, but other business improvement standards that work together to make organizations more resilient.

Working in 172 countries, we pride ourselves on the expertise, integrity and professionalism of our people. Our mission is to help our 80,000 clients, ranging from high-profile global brands to small local companies, survive and prosper in today's world.