Governing Organization

Social Accountability International (SAI)

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Assessment Type

Third party assessed by non-verified bodies


ISEAL Alliance Member

Sectors Covered

Various Sectors

Issues Covered

CSR, Indoor Air Quality, Worker Safety

Information from the ITC's Standards Map


Social Accountability International (SAI) is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization that promotes the human rights of workers through the implementation of voluntary standard. In 1997 it convened a multi-stakeholder Advisory Board to develop its SA8000 standard.

The SA8000 standard is based on the principles of ILO conventions, the UN Convention on the Rights of the... more

Key Features

* SA8000 is a process-type standard not a product-type
standard. There is no seal or label on goods produced by
companies certified against the standard.
* SA8000 integrates nine core elements: child labor, forced labor, health and safety, freedom of association and right to collective bargaining, discrimination, discipline, working hours, compensation and management... more

Stakeholder Engagement

The advisory board consists of business and non-business (non-governmental organizations, trade unions, socially responsible investors and government) members.

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