Social Accountability International's Newsletter - September 2012

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Social Accountability International's Newsletter - September 2012

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Latest news from SAI! Articles on 'Pillars in Practice' Program and #forcedlabor & #Childlabor in #Uzbekcotton


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, 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, September 25, 2012 - 10:00am

SAI Awarded U.S. State Dept. Grant for 'Pillars in Practice' Program
This innovative new program will activate a strategic partnership with the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR) to advance the UN Guiding Principles in Bangladesh, Nicaragua & Zimbabwe.

Forced & Child Labor in Uzbekistan Cotton Industry
SAI joins the global movement to eliminate forced and child labor in Uzbekistan's cotton fields.

New Corporate Member: Tex Line Associates Pte Ltd
The Singapore-based apparel sourcing agent commits to SAI's Corporate Programs at the Signatory level.

Supplementary Award for RAGS Project to Benefit Suppliers
Increased support from UK aid will offer more training in India for supplier factories in the apparel sector.

Corporate Member Spotlight: Gucci
The Florentine company promotes its commitment to sustainability, starting from its local roots.

India: Transforming the UN Guiding Principles into Business Practices
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.Activities focused on connecting SAI's diverse staff perspectives to the organization's mission, and looking ahead to the future

SAI & RJC Convene 2nd Seminar for Diamond and Jewelry Sector
This training is in continuation of SAI and the Responsible Jewellery Council's (RJC) partnership to provide training and capacity building to RJC Members.

SAI Team Grows in New York: Alan Spaulding
SAI is pleased to welcome Alan Spaulding as Senior Manager, Stakeholder Relations & Research

Highlights & Announcements

  • "Self-Driven Leadership Lessons"
    On September 5, SAI Advisory Board member Anant Nadkarni, VP of Group Corporate Sustainability at Tata Group published a fascinating article in the Speaking Tree reflecting on recent psycho-analytical findings on leadership. Read the article
  • Call for Feedback: GRI Exposure Draft of G4 Guidelines 
    The GRI invites feedback on its final G4 guidelines, specifically on five main areas of the Sustainability Reporting Guidelines. Deadline September 25. Read the G4 Exposure Draft  and register on the GRI Consultation Platform    
  • Rapid Results Institute in the NY Times
    On September 12, SAI's implementation partner RRI was featured in the opinion article - 'Teaming Up Against Homelessness' which featured its 100-day strategy. This approach is integrated in SAI's Social Fingerprint course - 'Building an Internal Social Performance Team.' Read the article


Joleen Ong
Social Accountability International
Keywords: Business & Trade | Business | Child labor | Cotton Industry | Forced labor | Pillars in practice program | SAI | Social Accountability International | UN guiding principles | corporate member | labor