Who We Are

SAI is a non-governmental, international, multi-stakeholder organization dedicated to improving
workplaces and communities by developing and implementing socially responsible standards.

SAI convenes key stakeholders to develop consensus-based voluntary standards, conducts
cost-benefit research, accredits auditors, provides training and technical assistance, and
assists corporations in improving social compliance in their supply chains.

In 1997, SAI launched SA8000 (Social Accountability 8000) – a voluntary standard for
workplaces, based on ILO and UN conventions – which is currently used by businesses
and governments around the world and is recognized as one of the strongest 

SAI partners with trade unions, local NGOs, multi-stakeholder initiatives, organic, fair trade,
and environmental organizations, development charities, and anti-corruption groups to
carry out research, 
training and capacity-building programs.