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 July 2012 Newsletter: www.sa-intl.org/news

SAI Corporate Programs Member Rosy Blue Diamonds notes SA8000's 'Management Systems' as integral to its social compliance

UNEP's Assessment's 'Guidelines' references SA8000's management systems requirement as an evaluation tool

SAAS convenes SA8000 calibration meeting in Bangalore & meet with key stakeholders

Photo above, from left: Harry Zhang, SEA Manager of the Adidas Group; Yan Huang, Ph.D. of South China Normal University; Anya Corke, SAI Intern; Shirley Wu, SAI Intern; Yu Mei Lay He, SAI Intern; Rochelle Zaid, SAAS Executive Director; Liu Chao, Director at Little Bird Mutual-Aid Hotline for Migrant Workers; Eliza Wright, SAI Development Manager; and Xu Yuling, Attorney at Beijing Zhicheng Migrant Workers' Legal Aid and Research Center.

The Scotland-based GlobalGROUP is accredited to perform SA8000 audits and issue certifications

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

Summary

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

SAI July 2012 Newsletter >>>

>>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 @bit.ly/MDVXpA and read overview @bit.ly/ObhAvp
     
  • 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 @globalmarch.org.  
  • 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 @bit.ly/O2wh4n (excerpted from magazine)

 

Contact

Joleen Ong
+1 (212) 684-1414ext. 243
Social Accountability International (SAI)
Keywords: Responsible Business & Employee Engagement | China | Events, Media & Communications | India | LCA | Laborrights | MDGs | Transparency | corportemember | csr | gscp

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