SA 8000 Certification (Social Accountability 8000)

SA 8000: The international standard for Social Responsibility

Nowadays, the subject of Corporate Social Responsibility is attracting increasing attention in the media and in society. In particular, against the background of worldwide outsourcing, companies have to ensure that their suppliers behave responsibly towards both people and the environment, and also demonstrate these qualities. This is the important part in terms of risk management and corporate ethics.

TUV NORD CERT certifies social responsibility according to the internationally recognized SA 8000 standard, created by Social Accountability International (SAI) and overseen by the Social Accountability Accreditation Service (SAAS).

The SA8000 Standard is based on internationally recognized standards of decent work, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, ILO conventions, and national laws. SA8000 applies a management-systems approach to social performance and emphasizes continual improvement—not checklist-style auditing. ​It includes the same requirements as BSCI, but augments these with a management system identical to standard DIN EN ISO 9001.


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Benefits of SA 8000 Certification

  • Optimize management efficiency: Permanent improvement of your risk management system, documentation of fair working practices and continual improvement of your management system.
  • Enhances company and brand reputation: Demonstrate the company's commitment to social responsibility and ethical treatment of employees who adhere to global standards.
  • Increased productivity: Improve the supply chain management and implementation, and support better supply chain management and performance.
  • Improved global competitiveness: Increasing competitive advantage, attracting more customers, and being able to penetrate into new and highly demanding markets.
  • Greater employee satisfaction: Increasing employee loyalty and commitment to the company. Improves employee retention and productivity.
  • Attracting talent: Having a better position in the labor market because of its clear commitment to social and ethical standards, helps the company easily attract skilled human resources.

Audit procedure for SA 8000 Certification

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Why choose us?

  • Global and professional team of experts.

  • TUV NORD Taiwan has experienced social compliance auditors (over 10 years on average ) in auditing social standards. 

  • TUV NORD Taiwan has APSCA-CSCA qualified auditors to perform localized social compliance standard certification.


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