The significance of SA 8000: Social Accountability
SA 8000 is an auditable quality certification that emphasizes organizations to create, uphold and apply socially valuable practices in the working environment. It was created in 1997 by Social Accountability International (SAI), previously the Council on Economic Priorities, by a board comprising of trade unions, NGOs, civil society associations and businesses. The SA 8000 aligns the complexities of exploring industry and corporate codes to establish common language and standard for measuring social conformity. As it globally applicable to any organization in any industry, it is a helpful instrument in measuring, comparing, and checking social responsibility in the work environment.
Social Accountability Accreditation Services (SAAS) accredits and oversees independent certification bodies that can grant certification of SA 8000 to organizations. Auditors will visit organization sites and observe corporate practice on an extensive variety of issues and assess the state of an organization’s management systems, essential to continuous conformance on satisfactory practices. Once proven to be implementing important improvements, they can be certified in SA 8000. This accreditation provides an open report of its conformance to the public and can build credibility and competitiveness of an organization in terms of providing a socially valuable working environment.
Consultants for SA 8000
QSE designed and perfected the Ten Step Approach to cost- effectively prepare facilities for successfully passing Certification Audits with minimum or no nonconformities. This 10 Step Approach has a built-in discipline to involve all employees including top management right from the beginning to achieve long-term desired results. This approach is so complete that we have helped over 600 companies obtain certification. With more than 20 years of experience in providing proper consulting, training and auditing, and the simplicity of approach, they provide superior benefits such as reduced documentation, sustainable implementation, real world application, improved quality, better efficiency, increased productivity and bottom line improvement. Contact QSE Consultant through their website or call 770 – 518 – 9967770 – 518 – 9967 now.