EnviroSense SA 8000 consultancy services can help organisations understand and manage the social impact of their operations.
The globalisation of the world market in recent decades has led to opportunities for UK organisations to access an infinite number of products from around the world. Whilst this has provided opportunities for importers and producers, it has resulted in complex supply chains with some companies in the UK having little knowledge of where and how their products were produced.
In the last few years a few well publicised cases, (e.g. in textiles and electronics) have brought the matter to the attention of governments, NGOs, consumers, the media and private companies. Ignorance is no longer an excuse for products produced by suppliers with poor social standards.
Social Accountability International (SAI) has established one of the world’s pre-eminent social standards. SA 8000 is an auditable certification standard that encourages organisations to develop, maintain, and apply socially acceptable practices in the workplace. The areas SA 8000 sets standards in are: Child labour, Forced or compulsory labour, Health and Safety, Freedom of association and right to collective bargaining, Discrimination, Disciplinary practices, Working hours and Remuneration.
This tool for implementing international labour standards is being used in over 3,000 factories, across 65 countries and 66 industrial sectors.
How We Can Help
EnviroSense have over 20 years of experience working in supply chains and has successfully translated this know-how into SA 8000 consultancy services. We offer a range of services in this area from baseline assessment of your existing practices to complete project management, looking at your entire supply chain to help prepare you for SA 8000 auditing.
EnviroSense can help guide your organisation as it implements this standard and ensure decent work standards throughout your supply chain.
Contact us for further information about making progress towards SA 8000 certification. Informal, fact-finding meetings to discuss your SA 8000 needs can help identify potential scope, timelines and areas of focus.