Upgrading SA8000:2008

SAI regularly updates the SA8000® Standard and related systems to ensure their continued applicability in the face of new and emerging social and human rights issues. The transition period from SA8000:2008 to SA8000:2014 began on January 1, 2016 and ends on December 31, 2017, by which date all organizations certified to SA8000:2008 must upgrade to SA8000:2014 to maintain their certification. The specific timeline is as follows:

  • Client must complete the Social Fingerprint® Self-Assessment by June 30th, 2017
  • Client must complete the Transition Audit by September 30th, 2017
  • All remaining SA8000:2008 certifications must be transitioned by December 31st, 2017

For more information about the transition process, click here or contact your certification body.