Social Accountability International's Newsletter - May 2013

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Social Accountability International's Newsletter - May 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 May 2013:

SAI RAGS Project:

Shahamin Zaman, CEO of the CSR Centre, opens the MAC with a welcome speech next to SAI India Program Director Rishi Sher Singh and SAI Development Manager Eliza Wright |

Topote Bhattacharjee, Human Rights Investigator at the Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK) civil society organization brainstorms on how to bring about positive change in the RMG sector |

Nazma Akter of the trade union/NGO Awaj Foundation shares her views on the importance of respecting Bangladeshi law. Ms. Akter stated that if all parties respected Bangladeshi law, they would be respecting human rights. |

Cover of the 2012 Akatu Research Report: "Towards a Welfare Society"


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.

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 12:45pm

SAI Welcomes the Accord on Fire & Building Safety in Bangladesh
The Accord strengthens a multi-stakeholder coalition to ensure safe working conditions

'Pillars in Practice' Bangladesh Garment Sector Roundtable
The 'Pillars in Practice' (PIP) Program convened 50 stakeholders in Dhaka to discuss key issues in the garment sector & advance the UN Guiding Principles

SAI Advisory Board Meeting Convenes in NYC 
Outcomes endorse SAAS strong measures to improve reliability of audits and lay the groundwork for SAI's upcoming 5-year Strategic Plan. New chair elected: Amy Hall from EILEEN FISHER

SA8000 Standard & Guidance Document Revision Timeline
The SA8000 Standard & Guidance revision process will include extensive stakeholder outreach

RAGS Update: Gender Equity in India's Garment Sector
The trainings adapted the ILO's participatory gender audits and launched Phase 2 of the project's onsite factory work

Invitation: Consultations on Auditing Gender Discrimination
As part of SAI's RAGS Project, these consultations in India will provide a forum for auditors to give input on a newly developed guide to audit gender discrimination

Growth in Conscious Consumption in Brazil
Research by the Akatu Institute highlights this growth and impact on purchasing decisions

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

Implementing the UN Guiding Principles in Your Supply Chain: Training Course
Two-day training event in Brazil & the Netherlands demonstrates how companies can transform principles to practice

SAI Team Grows in NYC: Emily Crain
Emily Crain is SAI's New Administrative Assistant for the Training Department

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Joleen Ong
Social Accountability International