SA8000 is an international standard for enhancing operational conditions. Based on the principles of thirteen international human rights meeting, it is a tool to help apply this standard to practical work-life situations. Sufficiently specific to be used to audit companies and contractors alike in multiple industries and countries, SA8000 represents a major breakthrough: it was the first auditable social standard and creates a process that is truly independent (it is neither a government project, nor dominated by any single interest group).
Beneficiary factor of adopting SA8000.
- Improved staff morale,
- More reliable business partnerships,
- Enhanced competitiveness,
- Less staff turnover
- Better worker-manager communication.
SA8000 auditors will visit factories and assess corporate practice on a wide range of issues and evaluate the state of a company’s management systems, necessary to ensure ongoing acceptable practices. Once an organization has implemented any necessary improvements, it can earn a certificate attesting to its compliance with SA8000. This certification provides a public report of good practice to consumers, buyers, and other companies and is intended to be a significant milestone in improving workplace conditions.