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Take a Look on SA8000 Documents for Social Accountability Audit

Author: Alina Walace
by Alina Walace
Posted: Jan 29, 2016
SA8000 - Social Accountability International is a non-governmental organization, multi-stakeholder whose mission is to promote the human rights of workers around the world. The partners to promote the human rights of employees and eliminate sweatshops by promoting ethical working conditions, labor rights, corporate social responsibility and social dialogue.

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. SA8000 Document helps to explain SA8000 and its implementation; provides examples of methods for monitoring compliance; and serves as a handbook for auditors and for companies that certification against SA8000. SA8000 compliance proves commitment to social accountability and to treating employees ethically and in compliance with international standards. At the same time this certification improves the management and performance of supply chain. SA8000 you can limit compliance with global standards and the risk of negligence, public exposure and possible litigation.

Social Accountability 8000 Document aims not only to help auditors in interpreting SA8000, but also to serve multiple audiences by communicating how the SA8000 control system works in the field. Thus, this document is both a field guide for auditors and a teaching tool for managers and employee's techniques for the implementation of supervision SA8000 and develops ongoing compliance. The SA8000 Documentation Package used by the auditor, the contractor, brand, retailer, implementing facility (farm, factory, service provider, etc.), and other stakeholders such as employees, trade unions and NGOs in assisting internal and external accountants, as well as consultants in the preparation and conduct of the audit, and indicating the necessary follow-up.

SA8000 Document is mainly a series of recommendations on methods and techniques for conducting an SA8000 certification audit. Background examples are social situations related to the control questions that have risen over the years, as well as examples of the changing legal environment in different countries. These examples, as this document is not exhaustive. These examples are intended to orient to help auditors on the nature of the problems which arise, and which may require examination. The guide is only updated every few years, following revisions of the SA8000 standard; the examples herein show auditors the significant degree to which they need to remain constantly aware of the local regulations and labor dynamics.

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As Iso Consultant profession since last many years Alina Walace has rich experience in preparing such certification documents within Iso guideline to her global clients to acquire better Iso Certification Solution to their Organization.

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