Social Accountability International's Newsletter - July 2012

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Social Accountability International's Newsletter - July 2012

The latest news and events on CSR and supply chain management from Social Accountability International
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SAI's July 2012 newsletter is out! Articles on #sa8000 #gscp #csr #LCA & #UN Guiding Principles


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.

Monday, July 30, 2012 - 3:00pm

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>>Transforming the UN Guiding Principles into Business Practice
SAI & ICCO to convene a 2-day training event to help businesses implement the UN Guiding Principles in their supply chain

>>SA8000: Overtime & Lead Time
Q & A with SAI Lead Trainer Sanjiv Singh

>>SAAS Launches New Oversight Project in India for SA8000
SAAS convenes SA8000 calibration meeting in Bangalore & meets with key stakeholders

>>SAI Completes GSCP Self Assessment
The Self-Assessment, a benchmarking tool, allows for a comparison of SA8000 to the GSCP Reference Tools

>>Rosy Blue Diamonds: Advancing the Rio+20 Agenda
SAI Corporate Programs member Rosy Blue Diamonds notes SA8000's 'Management Systems' as integral to its social compliance

>>SA8000 'Management Systems' a Tool for Social Life Cycle Assessment
UNEP's Assessment's 'Guidelines' references SA8000's management systems requirement as an evaluation tool

>>Snapshot: SAI Meeting on Labor Rights in China
SAI hosts meeting with representatives from U.S. State Department's International Visitor Leadership Program

>>UN Meetings Focus on Gender, Transparency and MDG's
SAI attends meetings of UN ECOSOC, CEDAW and the Development Cooperation Forum

>>SAAS Accredits 21st Certification Body: GlobalGROUP
The Scotland-based GlobalGROUP is accredited to perform SA8000 audits and issue certifications

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

Highlights & Announcements

  • 'SA8000' Officially Trademarked in India The SA8000 Standard has been legally trademarked by the Indian government as a standard of social accountability, with a corresponding accreditation process. 
  • Responsible Jewellery Council Due Dilligence Webinars - On June 18 & 20, SAI Communications Intern Shirley Wu participated in the RJC's two webinars on OECD Due Dilligence Guidance Training, for upstream and downstream companies. Learn more: access the webinar recordings and read overview
  • Global March International Conference on Child Labor in Agriculture- On July 28-30, SAI Senior Advisor Alan Spaulding will participate in this conference in Washington, D.C. Learn more about the event  
  • UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights Workshop -Following the conference on child labor, Mr. Spaulding will attend this workshop on July 30 for civil society organizations in Washington, D.C., hosted by the U.S. State Department. 
  • Sustainable Clothes: From Field to Store In the July/August 2012 issue of Green American (a publication of the NGO Green America) SA8000 was included along with other certifications, including Fair Trade, GOTS Organic, and Union-Made Private Labels. Read the article (excerpted from magazine)



Joleen Ong
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Social Accountability International (SAI)
Keywords: Business & Trade | China | Events, Conferences & Webinars | India | LCA | Laborrights | MDGs | Transparency | corportemember | csr | gscp