SA 8000 Social Accountability

SA 8000, or “Social Accountability, was residential to support socially answerable business in all sector around the globe. Rather than being a “sweatshop code” for regulars to enforce upon their supplier, SA 8000 was developed to help socially responsible companies to measure and differentiate themselves from other company working with less than acceptable labor conditions. It sets out expectations regarding health and safety, child labor, forced labor, independence of relationship, unfairness, disciplinary practices, working hours and reimbursement together with the administration systems to deliver them. SA 8000 covers all the major labor rights issues contained in International Labor association (ILO) conventions, the Universal Declaration of individual Rights and the UN Convention on the Rights of the youngster. It also acknowledges the importance of compliance with locally appropriate laws.