Upgrading SA8000:2008: Getting Started
The process to upgrade an SA8000:2008 certification includes the Social Fingerprint® Self-Assessment followed by an onsite transition audit conducted by a SAAS-accredited certification body.
Step 1: Social Fingerprint® Self-Assessment
To complete the Social Fingerprint® Self-Assessment in SAI’s online Training Center, choose your language below and follow the instructions:
- Social Fingerprint Instructions (pdf) (English)
- Social Fingerprint Instructions (pdf) (Chinese)
- Social Fingerprint Instructions (pdf) (Español)
- Social Fingerprint Instructions (pdf) (Italiano)
Duration: 60–90 minutes
Key Name: Please contact your certification body for their unique Key Name.
Step 2: Contact an Accredited Certification Body
Following your organization’s successful completion of the self-assessment, please contact an accredited certification body for the onsite transition audit. As part of the transition audit, the certification body will conduct a Social Fingerprint® Independent Evaluation that will help your organization to identify strengths and weaknesses in its management system. An independent evaluation will also be conducted during selected surveillance audits during the three-year certification cycle to track improvements over time. To see how the Social Fingerprint Self-Assessments and Independent Evaluations are integrated into the SA8000:2014 upgrade, click here for semi-annual surveillance and here for annual surveillance.
For more information about the transition certification audits, please contact your certification body.
*Payable by credit card at the SAI Training Center. In case you would like to pay via bank transfer, please contact email@example.com. Please note that it may take 3–5 days for a bank transfer to be processed and before you can start your self-assessment.