SOCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY 8000

Why a workplace Standard?

a) Needed to standardize codes of conduct; inconsistencies resulted from lack of grounding in international human rights norms.

b) Competing codes of conduct created supplier confusion.

c) Needed a standardize verification system to ensure ongoing compliance (i.e. companies) taken a task for having a code, but not upholding it)

d) Without certification as a goal, corrective actions were often delayed or not taken.

c) Needed a standardize verification system to ensure ongoing compliance (i.e. companies) taken a task for having a code, but not upholding it)

d) Without certification as a goal, corrective actions were often delayed or not taken.

SA 8000 Mission

  • a) Improve working conditions globally; promote respect for worker’s rights.
  • b) Provide universal standard in all business and country sectors.
  • c) Work in partnership with human rights and labor organizations worldwide.
  • d) Provide an incentive which benefits the business and consumer community though a “win/win” approach.

SA 8000 KEY REQUIREMENT

  • a) Be senior management led.
  • b) Be focused on continuous improvement.
  • c) Be focused on prevention rather than reaction.
  • d) Be supportive of workers’ rights and workers participation.
  • e) Be compliant with local laws/codes.
  • f) Be proactive in promoting ethical sourcing.
  • g) Be systematic in addressing problems-CARs Process.

Benefits of SA 8000 to manufacturers and suppliers

  • a) Marketing advantage – more demand and value for goods from socially.
  • b) Responsible manufacturers/suppliers.
  • c) Enhancement of company’s productivity.
  • d) Compliance to the laws of the land.
  • e) Improvement of relationship with the Govt., NGOs, trade unions.
  • f) Better image and position in labour market.

Benefits for the retailers

  • a) Cost reduction in monitoring.
  • b) Better corporate image.
  • c) Increased value for the products.
  • d) Trust building with the analysts and investors when evaluated against social performance.

Get Quote:

Advertisements