SA8000 — Certified Company Center

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

Certified Organizations

workers across


Resource Center

Official SA8000 Standard and Guidance

Formal requirements for certification and auditing processes.

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We know that continuous improvement is never easy, but we’re here to help. Whether you need tools and resources, training, or one-on-one attention, we’re always eager to hear from SA8000 facilities. 


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Whether you need a little extra help to pass your next audit or you’re ready to go above and beyond SA8000, we have custom services that can help.

Social Fingerprint leverages SAI’s experience from creating the SA8000 Standard for decent work. It takes the management systems concept and breaks it into component processes so that companies can take targeted steps towards improvement.​

Innovative Problem-Solving, 100 Days

Through TenSquared, teams of workers and managers find innovative solutions to challenges in the workplace. Teams are encouraged to move past existing power dynamics to translate their shared interests into bold action—all in 100 days.

SAI has been creating and delivering custom training on social performance topics, management systems, auditing, and other necessary skills and topics for responsible supply chain management for over 20 years.

SA8000 Complaints & Grievances

Complaints against SA8000 facilities are handled by the SA8000 assurance provider, Social Accountability Accreditation Services (a branch of SAI). If you would like to lodge a complaint, you may either submit the online form or download the complaints form to forward along with any supporting evidence to SAAS.

More about SA8000 complaints


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Recent Changes to SA8000

Upcoming Training

Upcoming Events
  1. SA8000® Basic Auditor Course

    May 13 - May 17
  2. Introduction to Living Wage

    May 14 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  3. SA8000® Basic Auditor Course

    May 20, 2019 @ 12:00 am - October 9, 2068 @ 12:00 am
  4. SA8000® Advanced Lead Auditor Training Course

    May 27 @ 12:00 am - May 29 @ 12:00 am
  5. SA8000® Advanced Lead Auditor Training Course

    June 5 @ 12:00 am - June 7 @ 12:00 am
  6. Introduction to Living Wage

    June 11 @ 9:00 am
  7. SA8000® Basic Auditor Course

    June 24 @ 12:00 am - June 28 @ 12:00 am
  8. SA8000® Advanced Lead Auditor Training Course

    July 29 @ 12:00 am - July 31 @ 12:00 am
  9. Introduction to Living Wage

    October 1 @ 9:00 am

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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