Corporate Programs: Mission Statement

SAI Corporate Members express respect for the multi-stakeholder organization Social Accountability International (SAI) and its global SA8000 Standard by placing the following public statement on the CSR page of its website, in its CSR report or in some equivalent public manner:

“As a Corporate Member of SAI, we share the mission to improve working conditions in our supply chain, in accordance with performance criteria based on relevant ILO conventions and national law, utilizing management systems and multi-stakeholder dialogue.”

All SAI Corporate members share the same commitment as stated above regardless of what Membership level they join SAI. SAI recognizes that companies joining Corporate Programs come to us at various existing performance levels.  The goal of Corporate Programs is to promote improvement regardless of what level a company is when they join. There is no inherent performance difference based on the level of membership.

Specifically, each SAI Corporate Member commits to:

1.     Use a management systems approach to improve social performance in its supply chain.  

2.     Participate in the Social Fingerprint® Supply Chain Management program on an annual basis, which consists of the following:

a.     Conduct self-assessment in the following categories

  • Scope and Risk
  • Aggregate Rating of Suppliers
  • Annual Improvement of Suppliers
  • Integration of Compliance & Sourcing
  • Supplier Communications & Purchasing Practices
  • Complaint Management & Resolution

b.    Receive SAI independent evaluation of the 6 categories listed above.

c.    After reviewing its Supply Chain Management rating, benchmarked against the aggregated scores of other companies, engage in dialog with SAI about development and implementation of an improvement plan.

3.     Utilize the services provided by SAI, as described in the Corporate Members Service Level document, to demonstrate a commitment to improving the management and social performance of its supply chain.

4.     Companies that do not utilize most or all of the services provided to SAI Corporate Members, at their chosen membership level, in a three-year period will be required to discuss with SAI a plan for demonstrating their commitment by increasing the service utilization in the following year. Companies may also discuss with SAI the possibility of shifting service utilization within the SAI services. Companies who refuse to engage in such dialog, or who do not utilize most or all of the service provided after such dialog, will be asked to leave the program.

5.     All company-specific information is confidential. 

6.     SAI will provide aggregated and blinded reporting to the public on the performance levels and improvement of all members.

7.     SAI will not release any reports, articles or statements mentioning company names or that include information that could identify a company, without the prior approval of the company.

8.     SAI Corporate Members can use the SAI logo in association with the public statement cited above. All other uses of the SAI logo must be approved by SAI prior to release.
 

For more information contact Christie Daly, Director, Corporate Programs at CDaly@sa-intl.org.