SA8000 Accredited Certification Bodies

Certification Bodies (CBs) are third party auditing firms that audit facilities against a specific international standard or code. CBs assess companies to the SA8000 standard and present a report on compliance to the facilities they audit on the performance criteria that need to be met in order to obtain certification. 
 
 

About 

CBs are authorized by SAAS to perform certifications of compliance to SA8000 and other verification codes within the SAAS scope of accreditation.  A third party auditing scheme requires compliance by the CB itself to a set of institutional criteria and elaborate auditing requirements. For SA8000, this includes requirements for auditor training, auditor qualifications, audit day tables prescribing the required number of audit days, guidelines for stakeholder engagement, living wage calculation, and other such requirements for obtaining and maintaining accreditation for conducting SA8000 audits.
 
 

Notice

Only organizations listed on this page are accredited by SAAS and have the ability to grant recognized SA8000 certificates. Any other claim is false and should be reported to SAAS. This authorization is based on SAAS's semi-annual accreditation audits and oversight of the CB's training, procedures, and audit management.  Services offered by unaccredited organizations should not be accepted, nor are the certificates issued by such organizations for SA8000 services recognized as meeting the SA8000 requirements.  Accredited SA8000 CBs invest significant time, effort and funds to develop and maintain a credible system for certification to SA8000.  An unaccredited SA8000 certificate does not provide assurance that the respective company has implemented a social accountability management system nor that it has an active commitment toward ensuring adequate workplace conditions as set in national and international legislation and in the requirements of SA8000.


List Of Accredited Certification Bodies
Below are the Certification Bodies accredited to deliver SA8000 audits and certificates of compliance to the SA8000 Standard.  Please contact these organizations if your company is interested in being certified to SA8000.  If your organization is interested in being accredited by SAAS to certify facilities to SA8000, please see visit the accreditation pages to learn how to apply.

  

 


ABS Quality Evaluations, Inc.

-Scope of Accreditation: Global
-Initial Date of Accreditation: January 1, 2007
-Current Accreditation Expiry: December 30, 2016

 

ALGI

-Scope of Accreditation: Global
-Initial Date of Accreditation: November 1, 2004
-Current Accreditation Expiry: October 31, 2014 

 

APCER

-Scope of Accreditation: Global
-Initial Date of Accreditation: February 1, 2007
-Current Accreditation Expiry: January 31, 2017 

 

BSI

-Scope of Accreditation: Global
-Initial Date of Accreditation: March 1, 2005
-Current Accreditation Expiry: February 28, 2015 

 

Bureau Veritas Certification

-Scope of Accreditation: Global
-Initial Date of Accreditation: March 1, 1999
-Current Accreditation Expiry: January 31, 2015 

 

Centre Testing International (CTI)

-Scope of Accreditation: People's Republic of China
-Initial Date of Accreditation: December 1, 2012
-Current Accreditation Expiry: November 30, 2016

 

CISE (Centro per l'Innovazione e lo Sviluppo Economico)

-Scope of Accreditation: Global 
-Initial Date of Accreditation: March 1, 2001
-Current Accreditation Expiry: March 31, 2018

 

DNV (Det Norske Veritas AS) 

-Scope of Accreditation: Global
-Initial Date of Accreditation: September 30, 1998
-Current Accreditation Expiry: October 31, 2014  

 

EUROCERT S.A.

-Scope of Accreditation: Global
-Initial Date of Accreditation: November 17, 2009 
-Current Accreditation Expiry: November 16, 2014  

 

GlobalGROUP of Companies Limited

-Scope of Accreditation: Global
-Initial Date of Accreditation: April 1, 2012
-Current Accreditation Expiry: March 31, 2016

 

HKQAA (Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency)

-Scope of Accreditation: People's Republic of China
-Initial Date of Accreditation: December 1, 2007
-Current Accreditation Expiry: November 30, 2014  

 

Institute of Quality & Control Limited (IQC)

-Scope of accreditation: Regional, Israel & Jordan
-Initial date of accreditation: December 13, 2010
-Current Accreditation Expiry: December 12, 2014   

 

Intertek

-Scope of Accreditation: Global
-Initial Date of Accreditation: November 1, 1999
-Current Accreditation Expiry: December 31, 2014   

 

IQNet Ltd.

-Scope of Accreditation: Global
-Initial Date of Accreditation: May 1, 2007
-Current Accreditation Expiry: April 30, 2018

 

Level Works Certification Services

-Scope of Accreditation: Global
-Initial Date of Accreditation: September 15, 2012
-Current Accreditation Expiry: September 14, 2016  


LRQA

-Scope of Accreditation: Global
-Initial Date of Accreditation: June 16, 2008
-Current Accreditation Expiry: June 15, 2015   

 

LSQA S.A.

-Scope of Accreditation: Global
-Initial Date of Accreditation: September 1, 2006
-Current Accreditation Expiry: August 31, 2016   

 

RINA Services S.p.A.

-Scope of Accreditation: Global, excluding Pakistan
-Initial Date of Accreditation: October 31, 2001
-Current Accreditation Expiry: October 31, 2014   

 

SGS-SSC

-Scope of Accreditation: Global
-Initial Date of Accreditation: June 30, 1998
-Current Accreditation Expiry: 
Reaccreditation in Process 

 

TUV NORD CERT GmbH

-Scope of Accreditation: Global
-Initial Date of Accreditation: January 1, 2001
-Current Accreditation Expiry: Reaccreditation in Process

 

TUV Rheinland Group

-Scope of Accreditation: Global
-Initial Date of Accreditation: March 30, 2002
-Current Accreditation Expiry: March 31, 2015  

 

TUV SUD Group (TUV Sud South Asia)

-Scope of Accreditation: Global
-Initial Date of Accreditation: March 31, 2006
-Current Accreditation Expiry: June 30, 2016 

  

UL-Registrar, LLC

-Scope of Accreditation: Global
-Initial Date of Accreditation: October 31, 2002
-Current Accreditation Expiry: November 1, 2016