CERTIFICATION IN INDIA

SA 8000 - SOCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY CERTIFICATION

What is SA 8000 Certification?

SA 8000 is an international certification standard that encourages organizations to develop, maintain and apply socially acceptable practices in the workplace.

Since its creation in 1989, the Social Accountability International (SAI) organization, an affiliate of the Council on Economic Priorities, is viewed as the most globally accepted independent workplace standard. The SA 8000 standard can be applied to any company, of any size, worldwide.

SA 8000 certification addresses issues including forced and child labor, occupational health and safety, freedom of association and collective bargaining, discrimination, disciplinary practices, working hours, compensation, and management systems.

As well as setting workplace standards worldwide, SA 8000 also embraces existing international agreements, including conventions from the International Labor Organization, the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Benefits of SA 8000 Certification

Improves the management and performance of your supply chain

Enables you to demonstrate proper social accountability when bidding for international contracts or expanding locally to accommodate new business

Allows you to ensure compliance with global standards and reduce the risk of negligence, public exposure and possible litigation

Proves your commitment to social accountability and to treating your employees ethically and in compliance with global standards

A decrease in the time taken for benchmarking and an increase in the consistency and reliability of those metrics

Supports your corporate vision and build and reinforce the loyalty of your employees, customers and stakeholders

Who can be certified SA 8000 Certification?

The SA 8000 Standard is the world’s leading social certification program. The SA 8000 Standard and Certification System provides a framework for organizations of all types, in any industry, and in any country to conduct business in a way that is fair and decent for workers and to demonstrate their adherence to the highest social standards.

Manufacturing Companies

Service Sector

Hospitals

Electronic Industry

Educational

Engineering

Research Foundation

Fitness Sector

Shipping Industry

Aerospace

Food

Automotive

Telecom

Textile and Apparels

Medical and Test Lab

Software Development

Document required for SA 8000 Certification

The extent of Documented Information differs as per:

Role of Shamkris and Process of SA 8000 Certification

Shamkris adopts a results-oriented approach to effective system implementation in the organization. A simple and practical method of system implementation helps organizations increase business efficiency and sustainability. Shamkris supports 100% documentation to obtain an accreditation body of success in addition to enhanced performance.

The implementation process is described below:

Time Frame

Task

Process

Day 1

GAP Analysis
Certification Body
Selection
Cost Estimates

Week 1

Developing Documents

Week 4

Implementing Management System

Week 8

Internal Audit
MRM
CAPA

Week 10

Certification Body
Audit
N-C Closing

Week 12

Certification Body

Year on Year

Yearly Compliance

FAQ

SA 8000 is an international certification standard that encourages organizations to develop, maintain and apply socially acceptable practices in the workplace. … Certifying your organization against SA 8000 with an SGS audit will help you develop and improve social accountability across your operations.

An organization seeking certification to SA8000 must apply to a SAAS-accredited auditing firm (known as a certification body). Assessment of compliance to the standards and codes SAAS accredits are only available through SAAS-accredited certification bodies.