SA8000:2014 Introduction and Basic Auditor Course -

Istanbul (Turkey)

ByOtell Kozyatagi

SA8000:2014 Introduction and Basic Auditor Course

02 - 06 Dec 2019

Social responsibility Certification

The course develops over five days, after being entirely reorganized by the SAI in 2017. It is provided by RINA under a SAAS license, led by SAI-qualified RINA teachers, with extensive experience as SA8000 Lead Auditors.

The use of the official SAI and SAAS documents in English is expected. The positive and active participation in class work and study during the course contributes to passing the official SAI final exam.


For a better understanding of the topics dealt with during the course it is advisable to know the ISO / IEC 17021-1: 2015 standard concerning third-party audits, as well as the ISO 19011: 2018 guide. The ability to read and understand English is required.


To offer professionals, managers and auditors the opportunity to learn about and deepen the so-called "Golden Rule" of social responsibility, useful to:

  • Explain the principles and intent of the SA8000 Standard
  • Demonstrate the methods needed to gather, evaluate and triangulate audit evidence
  • Identify the attitudes, skills, and knowledge needed as a successful social compliance auditor
  • Engage with industry peers on challenges and findings in the social compliance field


The course will focus on:

  • SA8000 Standard and its nine elements
  • Effective auditing techniques related to each social compliance element under SA8000
  • A review of SA8000 documents and tools, including an introduction to Social Fingerprint®
  • Introduction to management systems
  • Methods and techniques for conducting and generating findings from an SA8000 audit
  • Introduction to core concepts of social compliance in the supply chain
  • Practical knowledge of social auditing and social performance
  • Common challenges and solutions in social compliance
  • Methods and techniques for gathering, evaluating and triangulating satisfactory objective evidence to determine the conformance of a system
  • Generating accurate, appropriate, and comprehensive audit findings and conclusions