The SA (Social Accountability) 8000 standard, an international standard developed in 1997 by the American body SAI, contains nine social requirements aimed at increasing the competitive capacity of those organizations that voluntarily provide guarantees of ethics in their production chain and production cycle.
This guarantee is expressed in the assessment of conformity of the social responsibility system implemented by an organization with the requirements of the SA8000 standard visible through the certification issued by an independent third party with a mechanism similar to that used for quality management systems according to the UNI EN ISO 9000 series or environmental management standards according to UNI EN ISO 14000 series.
Corporate social responsibility is undoubtedly a problem with respect to which new economic dynamics are taking place which cannot fail to affect competition both on a global and local scale.
– It is the first international standard that MEASURES the ethical level and social responsibility of a company.
– It is applicable internationally in ANY product sector.
– Compliance with the standards of the standard is guaranteed by an INDEPENDENT THIRD PARTY certification issued by ACCREDITED BODIES.
– In addition to conduct, it requires publicly highlighting SYSTEM MANAGEMENT.