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SA8000

Social Accountability International SA8000 Standard, 2008

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22 May 2015

Study analyses impact of sustainability certifications on working conditions at farms

Author: Sanne van der Wal & Fleur Scheele, SOMO (Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations)

Increasingly popular and widely implemented sustainability certification schemes like Rainforest Alliance or UTZ Certified aim to improve the working conditions of workers on farms in developing countries producing food for Western markets. New...

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29 April 2014

The SA8000:2014 Standard - Alignment with UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights

Author: Edwin Koster, SAI

[T]o what extent is the new SA8000: 2014 standard aligned with the Guiding Principles?...[T]he Guiding Principles provide a global standard of conduct and framework for understanding human rights risk, while SA8000 sets a practical standard for...

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24 May 2013
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Author: Thibault Lescuyer, Novethic [France] (copyright: www.novethic.fr)

Socialement responsable, le nouveau « smartphone » de Samsung ? C'est ce qu'affirme le fabricant coréen, qui met en avant la certification du galaxy S4 par un label privé suédois, TCO. Une première mondiale, affirme Samsung. Pourtant, la marque...

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7 March 2013

Legal action on fire in textile factory in Karachi, Pakistan

Author: European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights

During a visit to Pakistan by…ECCHR and medico international, individuals affected by the factory fire in September 2012…asked ECCHR to become directly involved in legal proceedings relating to the incident in Pakistan. ECCHR will now make an...

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7 December 2012

KIK to compensate victims & families affected by Ali Enterprises fire tragedy in Pakistan; activists welcome move

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7 December 2012

Pakistan: Factory fires raise concerns over industry backed social auditing and SA8000 Certification

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7 December 2012

Q & A: Ali Enterprises Fire in Karachi, Pakistan [Pakistan]

Author: Social Accountability International

SAI and at Social Accountability Accreditation Services (SAAS) are horrified by the fire at Ali Enterprises in Karachi, Pakistan, on September 11, in which nearly 300 workers died and many more were injured…SAAS was informed by RINA, a global...

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7 December 2012

The human Price: Certified Safe, a Factory in Karachi Still Quickly Burned [Pakistan]

Author: Declan Walsh & Steven Greenhouse, New York Times

…[F]or Arshad and Shahid Bhaila, the industrialist brothers whose factory burned to the ground in September, killing at least 262 workers, there are some comforts…As Category B prisoners…Despite survivors’ accounts of locked emergency exits and barred...

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24 September 2012

Karachi fire factory owners recorded their statements to the tribunal [Pakistan]

Author: Dawn [Pakistan]

…Police in Karachi…registered a murder case against the owners of a garment factory. At least 258 workers perished in the horrific fire that destroyed the garment factory in Karachi…industrial tragedy that prompted calls for an overhaul of poor safety...

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20 September 2012

Q & A: Ali Enterprises Fire in Karachi, Pakistan [Pakistan]

Author: Social Accountability International

All of us at Social Accountability International (SAI) and at Social Accountability Accreditation Services (SAAS) are horrified by the fire at Ali Enterprises in Karachi, Pakistan, on Wednesday, September 12, in which nearly 300 workers died. We are...

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