SA 8000

SA 8000

SA8000 is a global social accountability standard for decent working conditions, developed and overseen by Social Accountability International (SAI). Rising public concern about inhumane working conditions in developing countries led to the creation in 1997 of the Council on Economic Priorities Accreditation Agency. Its purpose was to draw up a universal code of practice for labor conditions in manufacturing industry, so that consumers in developed countries could be confident that the goods they were buying - in particular clothes, toys, cosmetics and electronic goods - had been produced in accordance with recognized set of standards.



SA8000 Elements

  • Child Labor
  • Forced Labor
  • Freedom of Association and Right to Collective Bargaining
  • Discrimination
  • Discipline
  • Working Hours
  • Management Systems