SA8000:2014

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.

Incentive

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.

Outcome

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.

Validity

3 years - as part of the ongoing development process, audits are conducted to ensure that standards are being maintained. The interval is determined based on the audit results and the IQNet process regulations.

Recognition

The IQNet Ltd certificate of conformity with SA8000 has international recognition.

Combinations

The SA8000 system supplements existing management systems such as ISO 9001 (quality management), ISO 14001 (environmental management), OHSAS 18001 (occupational health and safety) and can be integrated into existing systems.

Gianluigi Pezzulo