About SA8000

The SA8000® Standard is the leading social certification standard for factories and organizations around the world. Social Accountability International established SA8000 as a multi-stakeholder initiative in 1997. Over the years, the Standard has evolved into a comprehensive framework that helps organizations from all industries and countries demonstrate their dedication to the fair treatment of workers.

SA8000 Protects

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Why Choose SA8000?

We know there are many social certification auditing programs to choose from.

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The Value of Accreditation

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Trusted by brands and retailers around the world

Benefits for Companies

SA8000 Can Help Take Your Business to the Next Level

  • Reduced worker turnover
  • Lower absenteeism
  • Early warning of hazards and risks
  • Improved control over supply chain
  • Reputational value
  • Systemic approach for sustainable results
  • Access to SAI's tools & resources

Benefits for Workers

More than just an audit

SA8000 is a comprehensive and progressive approach to improving social performance. We use a management systems approach and supplement regular audits with capacity-building services and resources that help companies fully support their workers.

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What our customers say....

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Designer
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Manager
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Ready to Get Started?

If your company is ready to get SA8000 certified, follow the steps below to get started. 

Step 1: Take the Online Self Assessment

Log on to the SAI Training Center to get started. 

Step 2: Contact an Accredited Certification Body

See the list of certification bodies accredited in your country.

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What do I need to get started?

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Brands/Retailers

SA8000 can help streamline your supply chain monitoring.
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About SAI

Founded in 1997, Social Accountability International (SAI) is a global, non-governmental organization advancing human rights at work. SAI’s vision is of decent work everywhere – sustained by an understanding that socially responsible workplaces benefit business while securing fundamental human rights. SAI empowers workers and managers at all levels of businesses and supply chains using training and capacity building programs. SAI is a leader in policy and implementation, working together with a diverse group of stakeholders, including brands, suppliers, governments, trade unions, non-profits, and academia.

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