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The SA8000® Standard is the leading social certification standard for factories and organizations across the globe. It was established by Social Accountability International in 1997 as a multi-stakeholder initiative. Over the years, the Standard has evolved into an overall framework that helps certified organizations demonstrate their dedication to the fair treatment of workers across industries and in any country.

SA8000 measures social performance in eight areas important to social accountability in workplaces, anchored by a management system element that drives continuous improvement in all areas of the Standard. It is appreciated by brands and industry leaders for its rigorous approach to ensuring the highest quality of social compliance in their supply chains, all the while without sacrificing business interests.

SAAS (Social Accountability Accreditation Service), having reviewed Control Unions’ performance and management systems in relation to the accreditation requirements to perform SA8000 audits, announced that CU Inspections & Certifications India Pvt Ltd has been approved for accreditation with the effect of 01st March 2018.Currently the scope of Accreditation is India.

Elements of the Standard
1. Child Labor
2. Forced or Compulsory Labor
3. Health and Safety
4. Freedom of Association and Right to Collective Bargaining
5. Discrimination
6. Disciplinary Practices
7. Working Hours
8. Remuneration 
9. Management System

Control Union Bulgaria is delivering SA8000 certification services on behalf of  Control Union Certifications BV.

How you benefit

Organizational buyers, Independent Codes Of Conduct, and private sector initiatives have all recognized SA8000’s multi-sector applicability and responded to growing public interest by integrating SA8000 criteria into their compliance processes. Similarly, governments wishing to encourage and strengthen social performance in the workplace have created incentive programs specifically recognizing companies with an accredited SA8000 Certification.