SA 8000 

Context: The modern global trading regime exerts pressure on the participants of the supply chain, like, manufacturers and others in the line until the products reach the consumer. The international community is very concerned about the exploitation of the lowest rung of the supply chain – the workers.   

To ensure that the workers are fairly treated and that the players in the supply chain retain their social responsibilities, Social Accountability International has initiated a compliance standard called SA 8000. The companies can establish, implement and manage a management system complying to the requirements of SA 8000 to demonstrate their commitment to social responsibility.   

All management systems need ongoing monitoring.  In the modern parlance of ISO, this concept is termed ‘Internal Audit’. To perform effective internal audit, the company has to train internal auditors. This internal course is designed in line with similar ISO management system internal auditor courses.  This course meets the training needs for establishing an effective internal audit mechanism.    

Objective: - The two day workshop is designed on the lines of similar IRCA recognized courses to provide conventional internal auditor training so that the delegates can participate in the internal audit of the SA 8000 management system..   

Contents: Introduction, Background, Requirements, other similar standards, Applicability, Interpretations, overview of ILO conventions, audit process as defined in ISO 19011, exercises to consolidate learning, practical application.   

Course Certificate: Each participant will be entitled for a training certificate.   

Trainers’ Profile: The workshop will be conducted by Mr. Venugopal B, Director of an SA accredited certification body and with audit experience around the world. He is also a professional lead auditor trainer in various ISO management system standards.  

Participant’s profile: The programme shall be useful for all those who wish to participate in the internal audit process of a SA 8000 management system..   

For further details, fee or quotation, please contact:  

Training Coordinator 
AQTS Inc. 
Phone: 281 565 2447 
Fax: 713 481 8434