Certification of social management systems based on cooperation with SA8000. In cooperation with IQNet Ltd, SQS offers SA8000 audits with an SA8000 certificate issued by IQNet Ltd.


Organisations can use the recognised SA8000 standard as a basis to improve their commitment to social responsibility and related business practices and to demonstrate it to customers and interested parties. The relevant key issues are in particular fair working conditions, occupational health and safety, respect for human rights, dealings with business partners, supply chain involvement, local development and other social needs that are relevant to the long-term success of the enterprise involved.


Using SA8000 demonstrates a commitment to socially responsible business ethics and reduces the reputational risk. The result is that confidence in the company and the esteem in which it is held as a socially responsible company rise with customers, consumers and investors.

Target groups

Companies and organisations of all sizes operating in all sectors.


The issued certificate is valid for 3 years. After the certification or recertification audit, subsequent surveillance audits are conducted to assess and confirm the validity of the certification over time. Their frequency depends on the audit results and the procedural requirements of IQNet Ltd.


IQNet Ltd is accredited by SAAS (Social Accountability Accreditation Services) for the certification of social responsibility management systems. SQS, as the representative of IQNet Ltd, offers SA8000 certification services worldwide. The IQNet Ltd. certificate SA8000 is internationally recognised.


The SA8000 system supplements existing management systems such as ISO 9001 (quality management), ISO 14001 (environmental management), ISO 45001 (Occupational Health and Safety Management) and can be integrated into existing systems.

Lead Auditor
Antonio Lucchini
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