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SA 8000 certification
SA 8000 is an internationally recognized certification standard that helps the organizations and companies in applying and maintaining the work practices in the workplace that are socially acceptable. The standard was developed by an advisory board of Social Accountability International or SAI. The SA 8000 helps in defining a common language for the businesses and industries to measure the social compliance. As the standard is applicable to any organization all over the world, it can be a useful tool for measuring and assessment of social accountability of an organization.
SA 8000 certification is management system standard that is in accordance with ISO standards. The fundamental principles of the SA 8000 include the international human rights norms as well as the norms prescribed by the International Labor Organization and the universal declaration of Human Rights. There are eight major areas where the performance of a company is assessed when it applies for SA 8000 certificate. These eight areas are Child labor, health and safety, free association, disciplinary practices, working hours, forced labor, discrimination, and collective bargaining.
The SA 8000 accreditation is granted to companies by independent bodies that are accredited and governed by the Social Accountability Accreditation Services. Once an organization implements the necessary SA 8000 certification requirements, it can be granted a certificate that is attested to the compliance to SA 8000. The validity of the certification is three year, and there is a series of required surveillance audits in these three years. The audit is done for periodic monitoring of the social management system implemented in the company and ensures continuous improvement in meeting the standard. Maintenance and improvement of the social management system of the certified organization are a continual process and for the best results, it is important to involve workers in the process. The best benefit of SA 8000 is that it helps in improving the morale of the staff members, reliable partnerships in business, better communication between workers and management, increased competence and less turnover of staff.
The time required for SA 8000 certification process is based on how long it takes for the company to implement the social management system in the organization. The process of certification is a two stage process where the first stage is the planning of the audit for certification and the second stage includes anobjective assessment of the practices and confirms their compliance with the requirements of SA 8000. Once a company is SA 8000 certified, it sends out a message of good practices to the buyers, other companies and acts as a significant step towards the improvement of the working environment at theworkplace.
When you are planning to apply for SA 800 certification, you should take services of an experienced consultant who understands the process of SA 8000 certifications properly. We, at ISOCONSULTANTSINDIA, offer a diversified portfolio of consultancy services to our clients related to SA 8000 certifications. We take care of all the formalities and paperwork and provide the best SA 8000 certification cost to our clients. In addition to that, we also provide assistance to our clientsregarding the periodic audits conducted by the certifying bodies.
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