Social Accountability International's Newsletter - October 2012

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Social Accountability International's Newsletter - October 2012

The latest news and events on CSR and supply chain management from Social Accountability International
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SAI's newsletter is a monthly online publication, covering the latest news from SAI including CSR and supply chain management insight from the field, SAI program updates from around the world, Social Fingerprint®, SA8000 certification statistics, upcoming events and training seminars, job opportunities, and more. The newsletter aims to provide readers with a glimpse into the impact of our mission, and its multi-stakeholder approach to achieving decent workplaces around the world.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 10:45am

Brazil: Worker Engagement Program to Improve Health and Safety Issues
This groundbreaking program will engage workers in Brazil to address root causes of health and safety issues in factories, using mobile technology, internal team building and effective change management.

RAGS Project: Gender Discrimination a Key Focus
SAI's RAGS Project convenes classroom trainings to address gender discrimination in the Indian ready-made garment industry

'Comply & Win' Success Building Government Labor Inspection Capacity
Project Comply & Win partners convened Sept. 12 in San Jose, Costa Rica to present and discuss project impacts

Tata Leadership Training in Mumbai
SAI & the Tata Council for Community Initiatives hosted a joint leadership training program on social responsibility in the supply chain

Enroll Now: Training on How to Transform the UN Guiding Principles into Business Practice
SAI & ICCO to convene a two-day training event in Bangalore to help businesses implement the UN Guiding Principles in their company and supply chain

Snapshot: SA8000 Training in Athens
On October 8-12, 2012, SAI convened a Basic SA8000 Auditor Training course in Athens, Greece.

SAI Teams Grows in NYC: Carolyn Collantes
SAI is pleased to welcome Carolyn as SAI's new Administrative Assistant

Meet SAI's New Intern: Chris Lamoureaux
Chris joins SAI from Texas to Support & Represent the HQ Team

Highlights & Announcements

  • SAI RAGS Project Art Competition
    In late September 2012, SAI's RAGS Project and the Parikrma Humanity Foundation initiated an arts competition with underprivileged children in Bangalore. This event sought to encourage creativity and awareness in the community about gender discrimination in the workplace and beyond, which is a key focus of the RAGS Project. See photos above, and view more
  • "Practical Realities of Value-Chain Sustainability"
    On October 23, SAI President Alice Tepper Marlin moderated this panel at the UN Global Compact Fall Symposium in NYC.
  • Roundtable Discussion on the Business & Human Rights Agenda
    On October 22, SAI Executive Director Eileen Kaufman spoke at a seminar at Fordham Law School, focusing on how civil society, international organizations and corporations can partner together to promote human rights.
  • 'Social Compliance in the Supply Chain'
    On October 22 in Jerusalem, SAI Field Services Director Doug DeRuisseau presented at the International Conference of the Israel Society for Quality on 'Social Compliance in the Supply Chain' as part of the 'Global Audits and Training for Social Accountability' session.


Joleen Ong
Social Accountability International
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