Social Accountability - SA8000
In October 1997 the Council on Economic Priorities Accreditation Agency (C.E.P.A.A.) – now Social Accountability International (S.A.I.) – established a standard known as SA 8000 that defines how to set up a Social Accountability Management System as regards workers, certifiable by a third party. Standard SA8000 is based on the conventions of the International Labour Organization (I.L.O.), the International Organization for the Protection of Workers’ Rights, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the UN Convention on discrimination against women.
This Standard lists the requirements for socially correct corporate behaviour towards workers, especially regarding:
Health and Safety
Free association and collective bargaining
The documents that put these points into legal form are:
Social Accountability Policy
Social Accountability management handbook
Results of internal management reviews and monitoring activities
Project Automation has decided to comply with this Standard by implementing a Social Accountability Management System, not only to testify to the duty to respect human and workers’ rights in all types of processes, but also to promote the same amongst our own partners and suppliers.