New book: "SA8000: The First Decade"

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12 May 2009

SA8000: The First Decade - Implementation, Influence, and Impact

Author: Edited by Deborah Leipziger

Ten years on, what has the impact of SA8000 been and how do its architects and users see it developing into the future? In this book, businesses, NGOs, academics and trade union leaders provide much-needed perspective on the lessons learned from SA8000 and set an agenda for the next decade. [Book includes case studies on TNT (part of TPG), Tata Steel, OTTO, Gucci (part of Pinault Printempts-Redoute), Gap, Chiquita]

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12 May 2009

[PDF] Introduction: Open-eyed management - SA8000: The First Decade

Author: Alice Tepper Marlin and John Tepper Marlin

At the heart of recent failures of capitalism was a disregard for past laws and conventions plus blind faith in the phony magic of black boxes marked “trust me.” These black boxes hid unprecedented risk, fraud, and deceit...This book offers a way out of the maze of mistrust...It is about a sustained effort by high-minded but practical people to develop and implement global standards in multistakeholder meetings that are inclusive and open.

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1 May 2009

[PDF] Foreword - SA8000: The First Decade

Author: Partha Sengupta, Vice President Corporate Services and SA8000 Management Representative, Tata Steel Limited, India

Today we may be among a handful of large corporations in this part of the world in demanding in very explicit language the basic workplace conditions of our partners for their employees, sub-contractors, and so on, and as such a cultural exception for those we engage. Yet I believe we have made positive progress in this direction.

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