Social Accountability International's Newsletter - August 2012

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Social Accountability International's Newsletter - August 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.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - 2:15pm

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Gender Equity at Work: Seal Finalized by UN Women & SAI

SAI & UN Women finalize the Gender Equity Seal to promote fair treatment of men and women in the workplace and supply chain

India's Labor 'Time Bomb': How to Cut the Fuse
Huffington Post Interview with SAI India Project Director on recent labor unrest in India, and the need for improved worker-manager dialogue 

China's Labor Unions - New Tendrils
Huffington Post Interview with SAI China Lead Trainer about emerging trends in China's labor unions 

SAI Commits to Clinton Global Initiative
SAI becomes CGI member to drive impact through its global alliance

SAI Annual Planning Meeting Convenes in NYC
Activities focused on connecting SAI's diverse staff perspectives to the organization's mission, and looking ahead to the future

CSR & Human Rights in Peru
SAI partners convene public forum to promote CSR & human rights in the Peruvian workforce

New Statistics: SA8000 Around the World
Over 1.8 million workers are employed in SA8000 certified facilities

Enroll in Global SA8000 Auditor Training Courses 
International Locations & Online Courses Available

Snapshot: SA8000 Training in Indonesia
On 16-20 July 2012, SAI carried out its Basic SA8000 Training Course in Surabaya, Indonesia. 

Highlights & Announcements

  • Sustainable Apparel Coalition On July 25-27 in Hong Kong, SAI Corporate Programs & Training Director Craig Moss participated in the Social and Labor working group of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC). SAC is an apparel and footwear industry group, which has just launched the “Higg Index” that measures the environmental performance of apparel products. SAC's Social and Labor working group is developing modules to expand the Higg Index to cover social and labor standards. SAI is contributing its expertise to help the Index to include the appropriate indicators to drive accountability and improvement throughout the supply chain.
  • Call for Feedback - Global Reporting Initiative Anti-Corruption Reporting Guidance The GRI invites feedback on reporting guidance that will help organizations report their anti-corruption performance. This guidance is part of the next generation of GRI's Sustainability Reporting Guidelines - G4. Read the guidance & give feedback
  • "Rapid Results Book Camp: The 100 Day Challenge"The U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness wrote a blog post that covered the Rapid Results Institute's (RRI) approach to foster change. SAI and RRI are partners, and have integrated the RRI approach into the Social Fingerprint course, 'Building Your Internal Social Performance Team. Read the article
  • Tata Steel Annual Report 2011-2012 The India-based multinational steel giant Tata Steel released its 105th Annual Report for 2011-2012. Notably, the report includes a triple bottom line report on financial, social and environmental impacts. Its section on Human Rights includes mention of its use of the SA8000 standard. Read the excerpt of the report & read the full report


JoLeen Ong
Social Accountability International
Eliza Wright
Social Accountability International
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