ISO 9001:2008: Plan, Do, Act, Check
ISO 14001:2005
environmental management
testing and calibration
ISO 17025:2005:Laboratory
for decent workplaces
SA8000:2008: Social certification standard
Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®)
Best environmental and social practices
Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC)
Promoting sustainable forest management
Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)
Making sustainable palm oil the norm
Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Recognising sustainable fishing
The identification of responsibly sourced jewellery materials
Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC)
Protecting your investment
European Union Timber Regulations (EUTR)
Placing legally sourced timber on the EU market
Table on Responsible Soy Association (RTRS)
Helping to meet social, environmental and economic needs


The intent of SA8000 is to provide a system based on international human rights norms and national labour laws. These protect and empower all personnel within a company’s scope of control and influence who produce products or provide services for that company, including personnel employed by the company itself, as well as by its suppliers / subcontractors, sub-suppliers, and home workers.

SA8000 is verifiable through an evidence based process. Its requirements are applied universally, regardless of a company’s size, geographic location, or industry sector.

Complying with the requirements for social accountability of this standard will enable a company to: a) Develop, maintain, and enforce policies and procedures in order to manage those issues which it can control or influence; b) Credibly demonstrate to interested parties that existing company policies, procedures, and practices conform to the requirements of the standard.