The SA8000 Standard is the central document of our work at SAI. It is one of the world’s first
auditable social certification standards for decent workplaces, across all industrial sectors. It is
based on the UN Declaration of Human Rights, conventions of the ILO, UN and national law, and
spans industry and corporate codes to create a common language to measure social performance.
It takes a management systems approach by setting out the structures and procedures that
companies must adopt in order to ensure that compliance with the standard is continuously
reviewed. Those seeking to comply with SA8000 have adopted policies and procedures that
protect the basic human rights of workers.