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ESTS Accredited & Approved as the Certification Body of SA8000:2014

 

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Recently ESTS was successfully accredited & approved by SAAS as the Certification Body(CB) of SA8000:2014 and is capable of delivering SA8000:2014 certification services for enterprises and organizations from May 1, 2017. It is the great honor for ESTS to be the first accredited CB among the new applicants after the SA8000 version transition (from Version 2008 to Version 2014) and become the 23rd accredited CB globally.

SA8000, standing for Social Accountability 8000, is the first global ethical international standard coming from USA, with the aim to make sure the suppliers supplying products can meet social accountability requirements.  Just like ISO9000 quality management system and ISO14000 environment management system, SA8000 is an international management system standard that can be certified by third-party certification bodies, applicable for enterprises and organizations of any areas, any industries or any size. As one of the highest and strictest social accountability standards, SA8000 enjoys a very high popularity and reputation around the world and is recognized and accepted by a lot of famous transnational retailers and brands such as Wal-Mart, Disney etc.. Up to now, nearly 4,000 enterprises or organizations from 67 countries and 55 industries have been SA8000 certified and up to 2 millions of workers have been benefited.

It is well known that SAAS has very rigorous and detailed accreditation processes for certification bodies, including document review, on-site witness, office audit and so on. The SAAS authoritative accreditation & approval to ESTS proves that ESTS, as a certification body and an audit firm, meet the general requirements of ISO17021, which is a standard requirement for management system CBs, regarding overall management and operations, such as impartiality and independence, integrity control, employee competency etc., and this will strongly advance ESTS to provide better social audit and certification services to various clients in future.