Social Accountability International- Corporate Programs

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Social Accountability International- Corporate Programs

Key Lesson for Companies: Promote Continual Improvement


SAI believes that management systems are the key to improving the labor standards performance of companies and their supply chains.  Companies with a strong internal management system are better equipped to withstand the internal and external changes that may pose a risk to business operations.

This concept is a central tenet of SAI’s approach to improving the social compliance throughout the supply chain, and is an element of the SA8000® standard.

SAI's Corporate Programs are designed to provide companies with the tools and knowledge to develop and implement credible CSR policies and procedures.  Our experience, and that of world leading companies in CSR, shows that management systems are the key to making lasting improvements from the factories and the fields to corporate headquarters.

SAI's Corporate Programs also help companies to extend the principles and management systems approach unique to SA8000 throughout their supply chains. We help companies integrate social compliance into their supplier development and supply chain management.

As a member, you gain exposure to best practices from companies that are striving to drive responsible sourcing practices. Our experience with both corporate members and certified suppliers, means that we understand the on-the-ground issues of social compliance from the supply-side and from the buy-side.

SAI offers three progressive levels of corporate participation: Supporting, Explorer and Signatory. All three levels are designed to enhance a company’s CSR capabilities, regardless of prior experience, industry or resources.

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SAI Corporate Member Spotlight: Gucci
As an SAI Corporate Member since 2007, Gucci has demonstrated a deep commitment to making sustainability a key element of its mission. This article specifically reports on several actions since late 2011. 
Oct 11, 2012 9:00 AM ET
Forced & Child Labor in Uzbekistan Cotton Industry
In Uzbekistan, the government forcibly mobilizes over one million children, teachers, public servants and employees of private businesses for the manual harvesting of cotton each year to meet the government's quota. SAI deplores forced or child labor in the supply chain, and calls for increased efforts towards transpareny and increased traceability of its raw materials.
Oct 9, 2012 9:00 AM ET
Tex Line Associates Commits to SAI Corporate Programs
SAI is pleased to welcome Tex Line Associates Pte. Ltd. (Tex Line) to its Corporate Programs. Tex Line has joined at the Signatory level - demonstrating the highest commitment to labor standards compliance and continual improvement throughout its supply chains.
Oct 3, 2012 10:00 AM ET
Rosy Blue Diamonds: Advancing the Rio+20 Agenda
In June 2012, the UN Global Compact Local Networks Europe released the report- The European UN Global Compact Companies Towards Rio+20 and Beyond: A Best Practices Collection - to showcase 100 best practice examples across 20 countries that are...
Jul 30, 2012 4:00 PM ET
Tchibo's 'WE Project' Expands to India
After 5 years of project activity in Bangladesh, China and Thailand, the WE Project starts a new chapter in India to promote dialogue between workers and managers for social quality.
Jun 27, 2012 1:45 PM ET