Annual Report 2012

<Note on SA 8000

SA 8000 is one of the world’s first auditable social certification standards for decent workplaces created by the non-profit organization Social Accountability International. The standard is based on conventions of the ILO and U.N. as well as national laws. To ensure certification, companies have to adopt and successfully implement policies and procedures that protect the basic human rights of workers in nine specific areas: child labor, forced and compulsory labor, health and safety, freedom of association and right to collective bargaining, discrimination, disciplinary practices, working hours and remuneration.