The SA8000 standard is the central document of our work. It is one of the world’s first auditable social certification standards for decent workplaces, across all industrial sectors. It is based on conventions of the ILO, UN and national laws. The SA8000 standard spans industry and corporate codes to create a common language for measuring social compliance. Those seeking to comply with SA8000 have adopted policies and procedures that protect the basic human rights of workers.
Since 1997, SAI has provided supply chain management and CSR training to over 30,000 people, including factory managers, workers, brand compliance officers, auditors, labor inspectors, trade union representatives and other worker rights advocates. Our multi-stakeholder programs are supported by headquarters and representatives internationally, and spread across the globe in over 50 countries. The goal of these programs is to build an enabling environment for labor rights by: strengthening local capacity and leadership to support employer compliance efforts and enable worker participation; promoting social dialogue as a foundation for sustainable change; and connecting government enforcement with incentive-driven voluntary compliance.