Introduction to SA 8000
An international standard for a social accountability management system SA8000, is a voluntary standard that helps the organizations to analyze, manage, and develop socially accountable practices in the workplace. This guideline of this standard is developed based on the requirements of national labor laws, the UN Declaration of Human Rights, and international human rights norms. Moreover, the SA8000 certification standard deals with workplace issues such as:
- Child labor
- Forced and compulsory labor
- Health and safety
- Freedom of association
- Disciplinary practices
- Working hours
- Management team
Regardless of size, type, or field of activity, the SA8000 standard applies to all organizations that wish to implement and maintain the highly-developed social accountable practices.
About IAS – An accredited SA 8000 certification body in Nigeria
Integrated Assessment Services (IAS), one of the recognized SA 8000 certification bodies in Nigeria! We deliver SA 8000 certification service not only in Nigeria but also in various African countries such as Ghana, South Africa, and so on. IAS also has numerous branches and representatives across the world including India, Malaysia, Singapore, Bangladesh, Gulf, USA, etc.
We have an excellent team of auditors who have years of professional experience in real-time auditing to support the organization in the effective implementation of the desired standard’s requirements and specifications.
Other than auditing and issuing the SA 8000 certification, we also perform as a consultant to help our clients to design a well-developed management system.
Why SA 8000 Certification?
By implementing the requirements of the SA 8000 certification standard, an organization can obtain the following benefits.
- Ensures employee safety
- Employee job satisfaction
- Promotes customer confidence
- Creates new business opportunities
- Also, enhances the organizations’ reputation
Steps to contact IAS in Nigeria
- Make an enquiry through our website
- Drop us a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fill out the application form in our website and send us
- You can also contact us directly and have free discussion about SA 8000 certification and auditing process
Highlights of our SA 8000 certification process:
- Certification audit
After receiving the application, our team will review and initiate the audit procedure. Normally, the SA 8000 Certification audit includes 2 stages such as readiness audit and effectiveness audit. Our auditors will give you the audit report with effective implementation and also we support you to improve the non-conformities. Finally, IAS will issue the SA 8000 Certificate.
- Surveillance audit
IAS also conducts a surveillance audit every 12 months to maintain the high-level performance of the management system.
- Re-certification audit
We also conduct a re-certification audit, if the validity of the initial certification is over. This helps the organization to continually improve the management system and its techniques.
Want to know more details about SA 8000 Certification and its specific auditing process? Feel free to call us!