SA 8000:2014 Internal Auditor

Course Objectives

  • To refresh/review the structure & requirements of SA 8000:2014
  • To enable delegates understand Key concepts in Social Accountability Management System auditing
  • To impart/enhance auditing skills
  • To enable the delegates to plan, conduct & manage SAMS internal audits in accordance with the principles & guidelines of ISO 19011

Course Features

The course is highly interactive, not only with reference to answering queries, but also sharing the experience gathered through regular audits & working experience in the industry. The course includes series of lectures with individual/syndicate exercises for better learning.

Who should attend ?
  • Individuals interested in:
    • Becoming competent internal auditors for SAMS
    • Implementing SAMS based on requirements of SA 8000 in their organization
    • Attending higher level courses such as SA 8000 Lead Auditor Course
  • Also suitable for:
    • H.R. & admin. managers
    • Health & safety representatives
    • Personnel involved in organization’s CSR activities & industrial relations
    • Management representatives and/or departmental/functional social accountability coordinators
    • Consultants of Social Accountability Management System
Course Contents
  • Introduction to SA 8000, its development
  • Business benefits of SAMS implementation
  • Overview of basic requirements of SA 8000:2014
  • SA 8000:2014 & Social fingerprint
  • Overview of SAMS documentation & implementation
  • Introduction to auditing :
    • Definition
    • Types of audits
  • Internal audit planning & preparation
  • Conducting internal audit & reporting non-conformities
  • Corrective action & audit follow-up activities
  • Auditor attributes, competence & evaluation
  • Individual / Syndicate exercises
  • Written examination & summing-up

Certificate of successful completion shall be issued to all the delegates who attend entire duration of the course & pass the written examination.


2 Days