Accredium Global Compliance Services LLP Sedex Audit In Haryana Social Accountability 8000 (SA8000) has been developed by Social Accountability International (SAI), known until recently as the Council on Economic Priorities Accreditation Agency.

SA8000 is promoted as a voluntary, universal standard for companies interested in auditing and certifying labour practices in their facilities and those of their suppliers and vendors.

SA8000 is based on the principles of international human rights norms as described in International Labour Organisation conventions, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

SA8000 also provides for a social accountability management system to demonstrate ongoing conformance with the standard.


SA 8000 standard is composed of 9 requirements:

Child labour is not permitted
Forced labour 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
Accredium Global Compliance Services LLP regularly consults with international experts on ways to strengthen
social accountability and the SA8000 guidance documents.