SA8000 Certification

SA8000 is an international leading social certification standard for factories and organization to improve working conditions across the globe. SA8000 Standard was established by Social Accountability International(SAI) in 1997 as a multi-stakeholder initiative. The Standard is based on the principles of thirteen international human rights conventions and is intended to help apply these norms to practical work-life situations and expands on the conventions of the ILO’s Declaration of Fundamental Principles of Rights at Work.


Elements of the SA8000 Standard

The latest SA8000 standard version is SA8000:2014 

■ Child Labor
■ Forced or Compulsory Labor
■ Health and Safety
■ Freedom of Association and Right to Collective Bargaining
■ Discrimination
■ Disciplinary Practices
■ Working Hours
■ Remuneration
■ Management System

Benefit of SA8000 Certification

■ Pushing an organization to meet the social performance expectations and improve their management systems;
■ Proving that an organization is managing its operations effectively and has a low risk of non-conformities to the Standard;
■ Ensuring the highest quality of social compliance in the supply chains of organization;
■ Helping to secure and improve the working condition of workers.
■ Ensuring and meeting the interests of interested parts.

SA8000 Certification Process

■ Submit application form
■ Review and finalize application form
■ Sign service contract
■ Document review
■ On-site audit (Stage 1 + Stage 2)
■ Conformity evaluation
■ Issuance of certificate (With 3 years' valid period)
■ Surveillance audit (once every six months)


If you want to know more information, please contact us: 

■ Shanghai : 
Leverage Limited (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
Address: Room 606, No 1. Building, No .1328, Hengnan Rd, Shanghai, China
Phone: + 86 21 64067720

■ Hongkong : 
Leverage Global Limited
Address: Room 1318-19, Hollywood Plaza, 610 Nathan Road, Mongkok, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Phone: + 852 9045 0526

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