Social Accountability International's Newsletter - September 2013

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Social Accountability International's Newsletter - September 2013

The latest news and events on CSR, human rights and supply chain management from Social Accountability International (SAI)
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Multimedia from this Release

The Princes Tuna Mauritius tuna canning facility, SA8000 certified since 2003 |

SAI Representative, Doug Cahn - Brazil Worker Engagement Project |

Group photo from the SA8000 Basic Auditor Training course in Shenzhen, China on July 22-26 2013 with SAI Lead Trainer Mike Lee |


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

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 10:30am

SA8000 Spotlight: Interview with Princes Tuna Mauritius
The Princes Tuna Mauritius canning facility has been SA8000 certified for ten years

Brazil Worker Engagement Program: Midpoint Review 
Interview with SAI Representative Doug Cahn, the lead facilitator for the program to improve health and safety issues

SA8000:2014 Standard Revision Update
The SA8000 Standard Revision Committee plans to finalize the SA8000:2014 version in Spring 2014

UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights in Bangladesh, Nicaragua & Zimbabwe
The 'Pillars in Practice' Project moves forward with upcoming handbooks, training sessions and multi-stakeholder sessions 

How Companies Can Implement the UN Guiding Principles for Business & Human Rights
Two-day training event demonstrates how companies can transform principles to practice

Meet SAI's New Interns
We are pleased to welcome Alicia Mara, Julie Nichols and Emelie Olivensjö to the team, in their own words

Fair Trade Fashion Runway in NYC
NYC Fair Trade Coalition hosts fair fashion event during Fashion Week

SA8000 Auditor Trainings Courses in China & India
Snapshots from the courses that took place in Shenzhen, China and Bangalore and New Delhi, India

Highlights & Announcements

  • CNTAC-ZDHC Stakeholder Meeting on Hazardous Chemicals in Textile Industry
    On August 29, SAI China Program Manager Jane Liu participated in this meeting in Beijing. Nearly 300 participants attended the event, which included representatives from the government, NGOs, brands, industrial associations and suppliers.
  • Effective Social Compliance Management Systems Improving Social Performance in the Global Supply Chain
    On September 11, SAI Executive Advisor Craig Moss co-led a webinar presentation with MetricStream. The recording and presentation is now available:
  • Save the Children Special Event at the UN Global Compact
    SAI President Alice Tepper Marlin spoke at the event on September 19 - 'From Theory to Action - Implementation to Practice'. Her speech will focus on 'going beyond the audit' and draw from SAI's experience promoting human rights at work.
  • EICC Responsible Electronics 2013 Conference
    On October 1-3 in San Francisco, CA, the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition will convene this conference that will feature vibrant discussion, valuable insight and powerful tools to help address complex social and environmental issues in the business supply chain. Open to non-EICC members. Learn more –  



Michelle Bhattachryya
Social Accountability International (SAI)
Keywords: Responsible Business & Employee Engagement | Bangladesh | Brazil | China | Events, Media & Communications | Human Rights | csr | pillars in practice | sa8000 | supply chain