ISO 26001: Social Accountability

The standard covers the requirements relating to handling of human resource in an industrial setup. It defines the social responsibilities of an organization towards its workers by expressing criteria for various aspects of Human Resource Management at an industrial unit. The standard supports foreign buyer compliances as it covers most of their human resource related requirements like issues relating to overtime, workers’ wages, forced labor, remediation of children, etc. The standard is European based therefore; western buyers belonging to this region support it as it covers most of their terms and conditions in relation to social responsibility of the organization.

Main Areas covered in this standard by QMS.9000

  • Identification of applicable Laws and Regulations (like Factory’s Act, etc.)
  • Develop system to control and comply with Child Labor requirements
  • Develop system to control and comply with Forced Labor requirements
  • Develop System To Comply With Harassment /Abuse control Requirements
  • Health And Safety Review of The Personnel, Process And Facility (including identification of potential health hazards
  • Develop System To Comply With The Freedom of Association and Right to Collective Bargaining
  • Develop System to comply Discrimination Requirements
  • Develop System to comply organizational Disciplinary Practices
  • Development of Social Accountability Manual
  • Development of Social Policy of the organization in compliance with standard’s requirements
  • Development system for Social Accountability Internal Auditing (based on SA 8000)
  • Development system for Corrective and Preventive Actions (based on SA 8000)
  • Development system for Social Accountability Management Review (based on SA 8000)
  • Development and Training of FFF (First Aid and Fire Fighting) Team

Applicability

Factories belonging to such sectors; Textile Sector, Industrial Sector, Pharmaceutical Sector, Chemical Sector, Steel Sector, Oil and Gas Sector, etc

Related Trainings

  1. Introduction to SA 8000 requirements with applicable legal & regulatory requirements (1 Day).
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