Improving work conditions worldwide and fighting the exploitation of children
SA8000 SOCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY
SA8000 (Social Accountability) prepared by SAI (Social Accountability International), with the goal to fight the exploitation of children and, in general, to improve work conditions worldwide. SA8000 is an international standard that requires from a company also a control of its supply chain. SA8000 is based on the ILO (International Labor Organization) agreements and the ONU Conventions on Children’s and Human Rights.
The SA8000 requisites are
Forced or compulsory labor
Health and Safety
Freedom of association
Right to collective contracts
INSO guarantees that it employs and will employ only workers of an age permitted by the current laws; however, it has also set a specification that identifies the actions to implement in the event that, by mistake, it finds children working in its premises or on its sites.
INSO ensures communication with the stakeholders and asks to use the box identified below, to report non-compliances with the SA8000principles. The reports can also be sent anonymously. However, INSO guarantees that no form of discrimination will be applied to its employees and stakeholders that send SA8000 reports. The reports shall be managed according to the “Reporting” instructions.
Should the company deal with the claims in an unsatisfactory way, the reporter may forward them to the SA8000 certification authority and, as a last resort, to the SAAS to the following addresses:
Via Caldera n. 21 – 20153 Milano
Tel. +39 0273931 Fax: +39 010 5351140
SAAS (Social Accountabilility Accreditation Service) 15 West 44 Th Street, 6th floor New York