ABOUT THE STANDARD SA8000
This is the second issue of SA8000, a uniform, auditable standard for a third party verification system. Subject to periodic revision, SA8000 will continue to evolve as interested parties specify improvements, corrections are identified and as conditions change.
Many interested parties have advised on this version. SAI welcomes your advice as well. To comment on SA8000, the associated Guidance Document, or the framework for certification, please send written remarks to SAI.
The SA8000 Guidance Document helps explain SA8000 and its implementation; provides examples of methods for verifying compliance; and serves as a handbook for auditors and for companies seeking certification against SA8000.
It is hoped that both the standard and its Guidance Document will continuously improve, with the help of a very wide variety of people and organisations.
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- I. PURPOSE AND SCOPE(This standard specifies requirements for social accountability to enable a company to...)
- II. NORMATIVE ELEMENTS AND THEIR INTERPRETATION(The company shall comply with national and other applicable law, other requirements to which the company subscribes, and this standard.)
- III. DEFINITIONS(Definition of company, Definition of supplier/subcontractor, Definition of sub-supplier, Definition of remedial action, Definition of corrective action, Definition of interested party, Definition of child, Definition of young worker, Definition of child labour, Definition of forced labour, Definition of remediation of children, Definition of homeworker)
- IV. SOCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY REQUIREMENTS(CHILD LABOUR, FORCED LABOUR, HEALTH AND SAFETY, FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION & RIGHT TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING, DISCRIMINATION, DISCIPLINARY PRACTICES, WORKING HOURS, REMUNERATION, MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS)