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SA8000 Certification


Remote auditing and certification

Remote auditing and certification

Remote audits offer a flexible alternative to traditional audit methods. Our remote audits offer the same level of quality you’ve come to expect from TUV Rheinland. We are committed to being a strong and reliable partner. Learn more!

Promote socially responsible management with SA8000

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is taking on an ever more important role – especially for companies operating on a global scale. Stabilize your company image and gain a clear competitive advantage by demonstrating a responsible approach to social and ethical issues. It is especially important for your business to exert an active and positive influence on the trust of your customers, investors, local regulators and the public at large.

A voluntary certification under SA8000, the international standard for social accountability, confirms your compliance with labor rights and serves as a pillar of your demonstrable commitment to established social standards of corporate governance. SA8000 imposes the same requirements on companies as the BSCI standard It is especially suitable for internationally active companies as well as product suppliers – independent of their size, industry or location.

We are your trusted partner in these matters. We offer you a single source for comprehensive services that will boost your image as a socially responsible business.

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Your SA8000 certification ensures a secure working environment

Benefits of an SA8000 certificate

As an internationally active business, it is your responsibility to maintain humane working conditions. The SA8000 standard provides documentary evidence of your company's dedication to social and occupational norms around the world. It defines minimum standards that are useful for orientation as well as your external communications.

By adhering to these standards, you demonstrate that fair working conditions and occupational health and safety are a matter of course in your company. This gives you distinct competitive advantages over companies that have not aligned their production with established social norms. Not least of all, you will be able to optimize operational procedures at your production sites and improve relations with your suppliers.

Development of the SA8000 standard

SA8000 was originally developed as a social standard in 1997-98 by the US non-governmental organization Social Accountability International (SAI) in an effort to improve working conditions around the world. The standard is based on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as well as recommendations by the International Labor Organization (ILO).

In order to ensure companies comply with their commitments to social responsibility, SA8000 calls for implementation of a corresponding management system, which companies may voluntarily decide to certify.

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How to obtain an SA8000 certification

  1. Pre-audit (optional)
  2. Self-assessment “Social Fingerprint”
  3. Certification audit
  4. Issuing the certificate
  5. Surveillance audits
  6. Re-certification

Certification process SA8000 certification

We provide an overarching strategy for your corporate sustainability

SA8000 can be integrated into existing management systems for quality management or occupational health and safety. In order to document your corporate responsibility towards people and the environment, you may wish to combine SA8000 with OHSAS or ISO 45001 .

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Frequently asked questions about SA8000 certifications

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