This norm is a voluntary code of conduct and was drawn up based on the following principles
- International Labor Standards’ Conventions.
- The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
- The Declaration of Human Rights and the United Nations Convention to eliminate all forms of discrimination against women.
SA 8000 does not propose replacing a country’s labor legislation, but supports and provides a management method.
Why is it important to have SA 8000?
SA 8000 certification is only granted to socially responsible companies that conform to the requirements of this norm. In addition to raising a company’s profile and contributing to its good image, SA 8000 offers various oth
Benefits for employees
- Knowledge and education on workers’ rights.
- Improved dialogue between the various levels in a company.
- Working for a company that is concerned about social and environmental issues.
- Clearer vision of human relationships in the business.
Benefits for the business
- Improved institutional image for the company.
- Added stock market value.
- Differential in finding resources.
- Improved talent hiring and retention.
Benefits for consumers and investors
- Clear, true and ethical decisions.
- Guarantee that the business is conducted in a responsible and sustainable manner.
SA 8000 requirements
- Tackling child labor
- Health and safety
- No to forced labor
- Respect for working hours
- Equality for everyone
- Responsible management
- Dignified treatment
- Fair remuneration
- Freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining