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    • Corporate Social Accountability Management - SA 8000 Corporate Social Accountability Management - SA 8000 Professor Hector R Rodriguez School of Business Mount Ida College
      • Society
        • The Corporation and Its Stakeholders
        • People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
        • Corporate Citizenship
        • The Social Responsibility of Business
        • The Shareholder Primacy Norm
        • CSR, Citizenship and Sustainability Reporting
        • Responsible Investing
        • The Community and the Corporation
        • Taxation and Corporate Citizenship
        • Corporate Philanthropy Programs
        • Employees and the Corporation
        • Managing a Diverse Workforce
        • Corporate Social Accountability – SA 8000
      • Environment
        • A Balanced Look at Climate Change
        • Non-anthropogenic Causes of Climate Change
        • Sulfates, Urban Warming and Permafrost
        • Conventional Energy
        • The Kyoto Protocol
        • Green Building
        • Green Information Technology
        • Transportation, Electric Vehicles and the Environment
        • Geo-Engineering
        • Carbon Capture and Storage
        • Renewable Energy
        • Solid, Toxic and Hazardous Waste
        • Forests, Paper and Carbon Sinks
        • Life Cycle Analysis
        • Green Chemistry
        • Water Use and Management
        • Water Pollution
        • Environmental Management Systems
      Course Map – Topics Covered in Course
      • Activist campaigns and bad publicity
      • Regulatory weaknesses & effects
      • Cost and price pressure
      • Financial worthiness and insurance
      • Consumer preference
      Driving Forces for Social Accountability
      • SA8000 stands for “Social Accountability”
      • It is based on a set of internationally accepted standards that participating organizations must commit to.
      • Standards come from ILO (International Labor Organization) & other human rights conventions.
      • SA8000 has the support of major companies and organizations over a wide spectrum of interests
        • Designed for independent verification
        • A global standard, designed for use by any company, anywhere in the world
        • Has been developed with stakeholders
        • Is designed to take local laws and requirements into account
      What is SA 8000?
      • Child labor is not permitted
      • Forced labor is not permitted
      • Health and safety have to be assured
      • Freedom to organize and collective bargaining have to be guaranteed
      • Discrimination is not permitted
      • Disciplinary practices are not permitted
      • Working hours shall not exceed 48 hrs a week, with a maximum of 12 hrs overtime
      • Remuneration shall be sufficient
      • Management systems shall guarantee that the requirements are effectively satisfied
      9 Main Requirements of the Standard
      • No use of child labor.
      • Remediation of children found to be working below legal age and shall support such children in attending school.
      • Promote the education of children and young workers.
      Child Labor
      • No exposure of children or young workers to situations that are hazardous, unsafe, or unhealthy
      • Safe working environment and adequate steps to prevent accidents and injury
      • Appointment of health and safety representative
      • Routine and documented health and safety trainings
      • Clean bathrooms and potable water
      • Sanitary food storage and dormitory facilities if applicable
      Health and Safety
      • No running water
      • Inadequate hoods
      • Dirty walls
      • Distribution of smoke throughout building
      • High infection risk
      Health and Safety
      • Respect right of personnel to form and join trade unions of their choice
      • Engagement and/or support of discrimination is prohibited
      • Freedom of religious expression
      • Mental, physical and verbal abuse are not allowed
      Right of Association
      • Written and publicly available policy that that defines social accountability and labor conditions in conformance with SA 8000 and applicable laws
      • Designated representative to enforce policy
      • Routine managerial review and updating of policy
      • Written statement and documented evidence from suppliers and subcontractors of commitment to social accountability
      • Investigation of concerns regarding conformance and nonconformance and appropriate corrective action
      • Communication with all interested parties
      Management Systems
    • Elements of a Social Management System
      • Companies that operate production facilities can seek to have individual facilities certified to SA8000 through audits by one of the accredited certification bodies.
      • Since the SA8000 system became fully operational in 1998, there are certified facilities in 30 countries on five continents and across 22 industries.
      Certification to SA8000
      • Benefits for Business
        • Putting company values into action
        • Enhancing company and brand reputation
        • Improving employee recruitment, retention and performance
        • Better supply chain management and performance
      Benefits of Implementing SA 8000
      • Benefits for Consumers and Investors
        • Clear and credible assurance for ethical purchasing decisions
        • Identification of products made ethically and companies committed to ethical sourcing
        • Broad coverage of product categories and production geography.
      • Fewer accidents
      • Enhanced opportunities to be organized
      • A way to address and improve the conditions where people work
      Worker Benefits
      • Increased worker awareness about core labor rights
      • Enhanced communication to the management
      • Evidence that labor rights are good for society and business
      • Improved business practices lead to economic growth and new job opportunities
    • SA 8000 Certified Companies
    • Summary
      • There are several forces driving social accountability
      • SA 8000 is a standard that provides social accountability guidelines, including:
        • Child labor,
        • Forced labor,
        • Working hours,
        • Compensation and
        • Workplace safety.
      • A company can get its social accountability management system certified
      • Such a certification benefits the business, consumers, investors and workers.