SA 8000 is a voluntary standard that certifies a company's social accountability management system: an effective way of giving visibility to its sustainability performance, with particular reference to social aspects.
The SA 8000 certification
allows demonstrating the ethical and responsible approach of a company to the social problems of work. Its specific action areas are child labour, forced labour, occupational health and safety, freedom of association, discrimination, disciplinary measures, working hours, salaries and the management system assuring conformity with the standard.
A new edition of the SA 8000 standard, known as SA 8000:2014, has been published: find out the main changes introduced in the revision and how to undertake the transition process