SA 8000 certification - SOCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY STANDARDS

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SA 8000 certification - SOCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY STANDARDS

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Child Labour? 

A. Aany work performed by a child (less than 15 years or any min age prescribed by local law) except as provided for by ILO recommendation 146.

Forced or compulsory Labour? 

A.Forced or compulsory Labour:  All work or service that a person has not offered to do voluntarily and is made to do under the threat of punishment or retaliation or that is demanded as a means of repayment of debt.
B.Human trafficking:   The recruitment, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons, by means of the use of threat, force, deception or other forms of coercion, for the purpose of exploitation.

Health and Safety: 

A. Risk Assessment:  A process to identify the health, safety and labour policies and practices of the organisation and to prioritise associated risks.

Freedom of Association and right to collective bargaining: 

A.Worker organisation: An autonomous voluntary association of workers organised for the purpose of furthering and defending the rights and interests of workers.
B.Collective bargaining agreement: A contract specifying the terms and conditions for work, negotiated between the organisation (e.g. employer) or group of employers and one or more worker organisation(s).
C.SA8000 worker representative(s): One or more worker representative(s) freely elected by workers to facilitate communication with the management representative(s)

Discrimination 

A.Organisation should establish effective non-discriminatory practices in hiring, remuneration, access to training, promotion, termination and retirement.

Disciplinary Practices:

A.Organisation should establish effective non-discriminatory practices in hiring, remuneration, access to training, promotion, termination and retirement.

Working Hours:

A.The organisation shall comply with applicable laws, collective bargaining agreements (where applicable) and industry standards on working hours, breaks and public holidays. The normal work week, not including overtime, shall be defined by law but shall not exceed 48 hours.

B.Personnel shall be provided with at least one day off following every six consecutive days of working. Exceptions to this rule apply only where both of the following conditions exist:

1. National law allows work time exceeding this limit.

2.A freely negotiated collective bargaining agreement is in forc  that allows work time averaging, including adequate rest periods.

3.All overtime work shall be voluntary, except as provided in 7.4 below, shall not exceed 12 hours per week and shall not be requested on a regular basis.

4. In cases where overtime work is needed in order to meet short-term business demand and the organisation is party to a freely negotiated collective bargaining agreement representing a significant portion of its workforce, the organisation may require such overtime work in accordance with such agreement. Any such agreement must comply with the other requirements of this Working Hours element.

 

Remuneration:

The remuneration received for a standard work week by a worker in a particular place sufficient to afford a decent standard of living for the worker and her or his family. Elements of a decent standard of living include food, water, housing, education, health care, transport, clothing, and other essential needs including provision for unexpected eventS.

Management System:

-> Social performance Team
-> Policies, procedures and Records
-> Identification and Assessment of Risks
-> Monitoring
-> Internal Involvement and communication
-> Complaint  Management and resolution
-> External verification and stake holder engagement
-> corrective and Preventive Action
-> Training and Capability Building
-> Suppliers and Contractors.

 IAS helps the organisation in establishing and obtaining SA 8000 certification. Organization has to implement the above standard requirements    and an audit will be conducted at your organization to ensure the system implementation and effectiveness. Call IAS or mail to info@iasiso.com  to enable our experts to contact you.

 

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