Partnerships

SAI works hand-in-hand with a wide range of stakeholders, including private companies, governments, NGOs and trade unions, to effectively advance decent at workplaces around the world. SAI believes that sustainable solutions to challenges in the supply chain can only be achieved by bringing all voices to the table.

China National Textile and Apparel Council
Improving working conditions and promoting social dialogue in workplaces in the apparel and textile sector and beyond.
Partner: CNTAC
Country: China

Clean Electronics Production Network (CEPN)
Moving the electronics industry towards zero exposure to toxic chemicals in the manufacturing process.
Partners: Business and other stakeholders
Countries: China and Mexico

Cotton Made in Africa
Supporting African smallholder cotton farmers to help themselves through trade. SAI served as the U.S. representative for the organization.
Partners: Trade Foundation, Cotton Made in Africa
Countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia

ETI Norway
Advocating for ethical trade practices.
Partners: ETI Norway
Countries: Global 

Fair Trade Certified Apparel: Streamlining Audits with the SA8000 Standard
Enabling dual SA8000 and Fair Trade certification in the garment industry.
Partner: Fair Trade USA 
Countries: Global

Global Living Wage Coalition: Calculating the Joint Definition, Calculation and Storage of Data
Establishing living wage benchmarks for workers in certified workplaces.
Partners: Fairtrade International, Forest Stewardship Council, Goodweave, Rainforest Alliance, Sustainable Agriculture Network, UTZ, the ISEAL Alliance and Martha and Richard Anker
Countries: Global

Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility: Best Practice Handbook on Ethical Recruitment
Creating a handbook on ethical recruitment and forced labor for companies. 
Partner: Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility
Countries: Global

Rapid Results Institute
Integration of the ‘Rapid Results Approach’ into SAI’s Social Fingerprint training curriculum, starting with the course on ‘Improving Your Internal Social Performance Team’
Partner: Rapid Results Institute

Social Fingerprint and the Norwegian Guarantee Institute for Export Credits (GIEK) Evaluation Improvement Program
Linking the Social Fingerprint Program and its methodology to trade finance.
Partner: The Norwegian Export Credit Guarantee Agency (GIEK)
Countries: Norway, Vietnam

UN Global Compact: Human Rights Working Group & Supply Chain Sustainability Advisory Group
Strategic policy initiative for businesses committed to aligning operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption.
Partners: Business and other stakeholders
Countries: Global

Verification of Anti-Corruption Programs
Reviewing the potential applicability and usefulness of experience with social certification systems as guides for verification of companies with an anti-bribery program.
Partners: Transparency International USA, Siemens (funds overseen by The World Bank)
Country: USA

WE Program
Improving working conditions at production facilities in Southeast Asia by encouraging worker–manager dialogue.
Partners: German Development Cooperation (GIZ), Tchibo GmbH
Countries: Bangladesh, China, India, Thailand


Past Partnerships

Comply & Win (Cumple & Gana)
Strengthening the labor inspection capacity of the ministries of labor.
Partners: Foundation for Peace and Democracy, Abt Associates, U.S. Department of Labor
Countries: Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala

Electronics Sector Roundtable
Organizing multi-stakeholder roundtables to enable social dialogue on challenges in the electronics sector and to discuss effective implementation of workplace standards.
Partner: Cividep India
Country: India

Fire Safety in Bangladesh 
Fire safety and disaster prevention, occupational health and safety training, and multi-stakeholder dialogue.
Partners: Bangladesh National Council (BNC), International Textile, Garment and Leather Workers Federation, MFA Forum
Country: Bangladesh

Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
Developing a handbook and a training program on the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights to help businesses develop and implement management systems
Partner: Interchurch Organisation for Development Cooperation (ICCO)
Countries: Global (Initial pilot in Brazil, India and the Netherlands)

Labor and Environmental Standards in Trade Finance
Developing a model for trade finance incentives for continuous improvement in implementing decent work standards at companies’ supplier factories.
Partners: International Finance Corporation, Rabobank Brazil

Magen Tzedek Certification
Developing an auditable and certifiable system to ensure that kosher food products meet standards on labor, environment, and animal welfare.
Partners: Magen Tzedek Commission, Social Accountability Accreditation Services (SAAS)
Country: USA

Measure & Improve Your Labor Standards Performance – Handbook & Toolkit for IFC-invested companies
Supply chain management and management systems training.
Partner: International Finance Corporation
Countries: Global

Pillars in Practice
Building the capacity of civil society organizations to engage with and train on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
Partners: Danish Institute for Human Rights, CSR Centre Bangladesh, Professionals for Corporate and Social Auditing, Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association, U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor

Project Cultivar
Training workers, managers, and labor inspectors, social dialogue; building local capacity for the promotion of human rights.
Partners: Center for Research and Cultural Support and INCAP in the Dominican Republic; Center for Human Development in Honduras; Professionals for Social and Business Audits in Nicaragua; U.S. Department Labor

Responsible and Accountable Garment Sector (RAGS): Improving Social Standards in the Indian Ready Made Garment Sector
CSR Training for small and medium enterprises focused on gender, home workers, and home worker issues in the ready-made garment sector.
Partners: Gap Inc., PGC Switcher, Prakruthi, Timberland, and the Department for International Development of the UK. In cooperation with SAVE, the ETI-UK and the National Homeworkers Group.
Country: India

Responsible Jewelry Council
Cooperation on training, industry outreach and standards harmonization. Supplier training programs focused on using management systems to improve labor standards and working conditions.
Partner: Responsible Jewelry Council
Countries: Global

Scaling Up Indian Responsible Business Initiatives (India PPP)
CSR Training for SMEs to scale up local, affordable and harmonized structures.
Partners: Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI), Gap Inc., German Development Cooperation (GIZ), PGC Switcher, Tchibo GmbH, and Timberland
Country: India

UN Women Gender Equity Seal
Developing an auditable and certifiable standard that focuses on gender equity in a company and its supply chain.
Partner: UN Women
Countries: Global