Around the world today, there is a growing interest in the working conditions involved in manufacturing products, particularly in developing countries. As workplace conditions are an important part of a company’s image and brand, consumers are becoming more aware of these social issues. The lack of a process for managing ethical breaches and risks can lead to tarnished brand reputations and poor financial results. As companies depend on increasingly complex and distributed supply chains, it is important to have an ethical monitoring protocol in place to ensure social accountability.


SA8000-certified organizations experience a variety of positive business impacts, including:
  1. Better relationships with workers, customers, and external stakeholders
  2. More effective management systems that improve workflows throughout the organization, resulting in:
    • Improved quality and productivity
    • Better hazard and risk detection
    • Increased supply chain control
    • o Higher employee retention
  3. Enhanced reputation, appeal to global buyers, and preferential status in government tenders.