Enroll Now

Duration: 90 Days

Fees: 141 US$

Course duration is the Learning Management System (LMS) access available to the student. However, the student can complete the course early or whenever within 90 days and appear for the exam as per the individual learning goals.

Eligibility Criteria

Basic knowledge of human resource policies, supplier / manpower contractor selection and making decisions which affect the social performance of the work place.

Course Material

  • PowerPoint Presentations
  • Reference material
  • Articles
  • Case Studies
  • Case Reference Material
  • Management System Documentation Templates
  • Videos

Assessment Method

  • Assignments
  • Examination

Career Prospects

  • Social Performance Team (SPT) Members
  • Internal Auditors
  • Social Management Representative

Certified Internal Auditor – Social Accountability SA 8000

Certified Internal Auditor – Social Accountability SA 8000


The SA8000 standard was issued in 1997 and published by SAI - Social Accountability International. It is based on the UN Declaration of Human Rights, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and other international human rights, national and international legislation, industrial standards and codes of conduct. Certification in accordance with this standard is voluntary and is intended to ensure that the organizations that it certifies adopt practices to protect workers’ basic human rights. SA8000:2014 is the fourth edition of the standard and the first review since 2008. This course provides a comprehensive look at the requirements of SA 8000, the associated guidance documents and how to interpret them from the context of implementation in your organization and conducting successful internal audits.

Key Outcomes

  • Gain an understanding of the SA 8000 framework
  • Understand the role and responsibility of an Internal Auditor for SA 8000
  • Acknowledge the requirements for establishing conformity to SA 8000
  • Assist the SPT to attain compliance with SA 8000
  • Identify parties that contribute in risk assessment and its procedure- how to assess risk and implement controls
  • Understanding of grievance procedure, stakeholder engagement, training process effectiveness, correction, corrective action and preventive action along with root cause analysis.
  • Initiate and engage in an internal audit for SA 8000, assess audit data, communicate findings, provide suggestions and launch follow up audits

Course Chapters

  • Chapter -1 Introduction to Course
  • Chapter -2 Overview of Implementation of SA 8000
  • Chapter -3 Social Accountability Terminology
  • Chapter -4 Introduction to standard
  • Chapter -5 Child Labour
  • Chapter -6 Forced or Compulsory Labour
  • Chapter -7 Health and Safety
  • Chapter -8 Freedom of Association & Right to Collective Bargaining
  • Chapter -9 Discrimination
  • Chapter -10 Disciplinary Practices
  • Chapter -11 Working Hours
  • Chapter -12 Remuneration
  • Chapter -13 Management System
  • Chapter -14 Understanding the Terms and Definition of Auditing
  • Chapter -15 Guidelines for Auditing Management System