Social Audit (SA) the Social Factory Audit in China and Asia is based on the SA8000 Standard to verify your suppliers’ compliance impartiality and justness, and ensure that you are doing business with factories in which social rights are respected. Our certified SA 8000 auditors have over 10 years of experience in Corporate Social Responsibility Audits (SA 8000) in China and Asia
Social Accountability Standards
Child labour: Companies not allowed the use of child labor. The social Accountability international(SA) standard defines child labor as the work of "any person under 15 years of age, unless local minimum age law stipulates a higher age for work."
Forced Labor: Companies may not support the use of "forced labor.”
Health and Safety: Companies must provide a safe and healthy working environment for their employees.
Freedom of Association and Right to collective Bargaining: Companies must respect the right of all employees to form and join trade unions of their choice and to bargain collectively.
Discrimination: Compaines may not engage in or support discrimination in hiring, compensation, access to training, promotion, termination or retirement based on race, caste, national origin, religion, disability, gender, sexual orientation, union membership, or political affiliation.
Disciplinary practices: Companies may not engage in or support the use of corporal punishment, mental or physical coercion or verbal abuse.
Working hours & Environment: Companies must comply with applicable laws and industry standards on working hours.
Compensation: Companies must ensure that wages paid for a standard working week meet at least legal or industry minimum standards.
Management systems: Top management must define the company’s policy for social accountability and labor conditions to ensure that it includes a commitment to conform to all requirements of this standard and national and other applicable laws.
What’s the benefit of a social responsibility assessment?
The aim of social accountability (code of conduct, human rights, ethical requirements) audit/monitoring is to ensure that your business partners abide with your company’s commitment to corporate social responsibility. BNS’s social responsibility assessment service helps you identify any non-conformance in your whole supplier chain.