Social Accountability International's Newsletter - March 2013

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Social Accountability International's Newsletter - March 2013

The latest news and events on CSR, human rights and supply chain management from Social Accountability International (SAI)
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SAI Newsletter - March 2013 |

From left: Cover of the Gender Equity Seal certification system & implementation strategy; SAI Project Manager Caroline Lewis spoke at the 5th Annual Women's Empowerment Principles event in NYC on March 6. It was streamed live online |

At the UN Global Compact Network India's 'CEO Forum' SAI Program Director Rishi Sher Singh presents on the Guiding Principles, and highlights a case study on women's rights in India. View more photos from the Forum on SAI's Facebook Page: |

On March 26, SAI staff are trained in CPR by the Fire Department of New York. Learn more about how you can get your workplace trained |

Photos from the EILEEN FISHER 'Ampersand' site: From left: EILEEN FISHER's Director of Social Consciousness & SAI Advisory Board member, Amy Hall; hand loom weavers making scarves at the SA8000 certified supplier factory, Shingora; EILEEN FISHER's Human Rights Specialist Luna Lee (right) at a supplier factory in China |

Workers operating in one of the many gold mines in Zimbabwe |

Group photo of participants from the Basic SA8000 Auditor Training course in Dhaka, Bangladesh on February 17-21, 2013 with SAI Lead Trainer Badri Gulur. View more photos from SA8000 auditor trainings on SAI's Facebook page: [Photo credit: Badri Gulur] |

ISEAL Alliance Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator, Marta Maireles Gonzáles |


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 on SA8000 & the UN Guiding Principles for Business & Human Rights, 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.



Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 10:45am

The Business Case for Gender Equality
Women's Empowerment Principles: inclusion is a strategy for change

Fire Safety a Key Focus in SA8000 Revision
The SA8000 Standard and Guidance revision will provide considerably more specifics on fire safety 

Implementing the UN Guiding Principles in Zimbabwe's Mining Industry
'Pillars in Practice' partner ZELA to engage local stakeholders on human rights & business topics 

Corporate Member Spotlight: EILEEN FISHER
The company's 'Ampersand' campaign offers a storytelling portal to share its broader efforts for human rights and sustainability 

Infosys Hosts Dialogue on UN Guiding Principles in India
At the 'CEO Forum' SAI discusses implementation of Guiding Principles for Business & Human Rights in the Indian context 

Call for Suppliers: Brazil Worker Engagement Program
SAI invites São Paulo factories to join the Worker Engagement Program to improve health & safety systems  

Implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights
How can companies embed the principles into daily business practices? 

NGO Voice: ISEAL at SAI's Guiding Principles Course
ISEAL Alliance's M & E Coordinator describes how the course relates to its mission 

SAI Team Grows in NYC: Alex Katz
SAI is very pleased to welcome Alex Katz as Senior Manager, Stakeholder Relations & Research

SA8000 Auditor Training in Dhaka
Basic SA8000 Auditor Training course in Dhaka, Bangladesh on February 17-21, 2013 with SAI Lead Trainer Badri Gulur

Highlights & Announcements


Joleen Ong
Social Accountability International