The SA 8000 certification is the Social Accountability System standard. It is applicable to companies of any size that wish to address the social and ethical aspects of their business. A Social Accountability System proves to customers that the company holds adequate provisions for the protection of wokers' rights. Further, it ensures ethical production of all goods manufactured by the company.
→ Be senior management led.
→ Be focused on continuous improvement.
→ Be focused on prevention rather than reaction.
→ Be supportive of worker's rights and workers participation.
→ Be compliant with local laws/codes.
→ Be proactive in promoting ethical sourcing.
→ Be systematic in addressing problems-CARs Process.
→ Marketing advantage - more demand and value for goods from socially.
→ Responsible manufacturers/suppliers.
→ Enhancement of company's productivity.
→ Compliance to the laws of the land.
→ Improvement of relationship with the Govt., NGOs, trade unions.
→ Better images and position in labour market.
→ Cost reduction in monitoring.
→ Better corporate images.
→ Increased value for the products.
→ Trust building with the analysts and investors when evaluated against social performance.