What is the SA8000 standard ?
SA8000 is a standard that specifies all demands of social responsibility
which allows every organisation to keep and guarantee legally and legitimate
terms of employment, both on interior level and the whole production chain :
suppliers and submanufacturers, which assures the exclusive attraction of
the standard to go over organisations barriers and this as the only bidder in its circle.
The compliance validation of these so called standards leads to the obtaining of the SA8000 standard.
Article from the "Bedrijvig Limburg-Actif Limbourg" newspaper from the "Chambre of commerce" of Voka in november 2006
Who provides the SA8000 standard ?
SA8000 was set up in 1997 by SAI (Social Accountability International) which
credibles personal agencies of a private audit and warrants the nominated businesses to the Standard.
What are the normative foundations ?
The SA8000 standard is deposited on the elementary agreements and principal recommendations
of the International Labour Organisation and the universal declaration of humanrights
and the following agreements on children rights of the United Nations :
Safety and hygiene
Syndical freedom and the right on collective involvements
The 9 fundamental elements accord to each other. By different levels one
is correspondent to the others. The management system presented by SA8000
encourages the approach of an auditlist, to obtain a valuable policy system
of changes by connecting economical and social logic on long terme.