Social responsibility towards employees

With SA8000 certification, you demonstrate that your company respects human rights, takes workers' rights into account, and creates the best conditions in the workplace. As an SA8000 certified company, you demonstrate a management system that ensures socially responsible action in accordance with the conventions of the International Labour Organization and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as well as the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Internationally recognized proof of social responsibility

Adherence to relevant compliance requirements

Credibility vis-à-vis all interested parties

Increased competitiveness

Beschreibung Standard/Regelwerk

What is the SA8000 standard?

SA8000 was developed in the late 1990s by the non-profit organization SAI (Social Accountability International) as a basis for voluntary certification regarding a company's assumption of social responsibility. Among other things, the requirements focus on social issues such as child labor, work under duress, health and safety, freedom of association, discrimination, discipline, working hours and compensation. On the other hand, the focus is on a company's management system with a view to ISO 9001. The international standard can be easily integrated into existing management systems.


How does an SA8000 audit proceed?

DQS certifies worldwide according to SA8000 on behalf of the international certification network IQNet. Prior to the actual audit, you can determine the maturity level of your management system online with the so-called SocialFingerprint® Self-Assessment. After placing the order, we offer you an optional pre-audit.

The actual certification audit takes place on site, in the local language and taking into account national labor laws.

After a successful audit you will receive your certificate with a validity of three years. Surveillance audits take place annually. After three years the recertification audit takes place.

With the certificate you can use the registered trademark "IQNet" as a worldwide recognized synonym for quality and you will be registered with SAAS as a certified site.


What are the costs for SA8000 certification?

Even though the SA8000 audit is to be performed according to structured guidelines, the costs depend on different factors, for example the complexity of your company. Therefore, there is no one-size-fits-all offer for every company.


This is why DQS is your partner of choice:

  • Member of the international IQNet network
  • Experience and competence in all industries
  • All audits from one source
  • Global presence, local service

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Itsaree Sopasilapa Tel. 062 629 7117

We would be happy to provide you with a customized quote for SA8000 certification.