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. 

When choosing a CB to undertake an SA8000 audit, you will need to understand the differences between an accredited and unaccredited certificate to ensure the report and associated SA8000 certificate will meet your needs.  To become an accredited CB, the audit company must undergo a rigorous initial and ongoing assessment process. This process is in place to ensure the certification audit is conducted in accordance with the requirements for performing the SA8000 audit. The evaluation process by SAAS assesses the competence of the audit team, the audit methodology used by the CB, and the quality control procedures in place to ensure a properly executed audit and subsequent report. By selecting a SAAS-accredited Certification Body, you know the audit will be performed properly and in accordance with the SAAS standards.
 

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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.
 
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.  Click on the links below for the individual CB's detailed accreditation scope.  
 
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
    -Scope of Accreditation: Global within scope as detailed on CB page
    -Initial Date of Accreditation: January 1, 2007
    -Current Accreditation Expiry: December 30, 2016
    -Authorized to deliver SAAS-accredited SA8000:2014 certification audits  
     
  • ALGI
    -Scope of Accreditation: Global within scope as detailed on CB page
    -Initial Date of Accreditation: November 1, 2004
    -Current Accreditation Expiry: October 31, 2018
    -Authorized to deliver SAAS-accredited SA8000:2014 certification audits  
     
  • APCER
    -Scope of Accreditation: Global within scope as detailed on CB page
    -Initial Date of Accreditation: February 1, 2007
    -Current Accreditation Expiry: January 31, 2017 

    -Authorized to deliver SAAS-accredited SA8000:2014 certification audits 

     
  • BSI
    -Scope of Accreditation: Global within scope as detailed on CB page
    -Initial Date of Accreditation: March 1, 2005
    -Current Accreditation Expiry: 
    February 28, 2019
    -Authorized to deliver SAAS-accredited SA8000:2014 certification audits 

     
  • Bureau Veritas Certification
    -Scope of Accreditation: Global within scope as detailed on CB page
    -Initial Date of Accreditation: March 1, 1999
    -Current Accreditation Expiry: 
    January 31, 2019
    -Authorized to deliver SAAS-accredited SA8000:2014 certification audits 

     
  • 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
    -Authorized to deliver SAAS-accredited SA8000:2014 certification audits 
     
  • CISE (Centro per l'Innovazione e lo Sviluppo Economico)
    -Scope of Accreditation: Global within scope as detailed on CB page
    -Initial Date of Accreditation: March 1, 2001
    -Current Accreditation Expiry: March 31, 2018

    -Authorized to deliver SAAS-accredited SA8000:2014 certification audits 

     
  • DNV GL Business Assurance
    -Scope of Accreditation: Global within scope as detailed on CB page
    -Initial Date of Accreditation: September 30, 1998
    -Current Accreditation Expiry: 
    October 31, 2018
    -Authorized to deliver SAAS-accredited SA8000:2014 certification audits 

     
  • EUROCERT
    -Scope of Accreditation: Global within scope as detailed on CB page
    -Initial Date of Accreditation: November 17, 2009 
    -Current Accreditation Expiry: 
    November 16, 2018
    -Authorized to deliver SAAS-accredited SA8000:2014 certification audits 

     
  • GlobalGROUP of Companies Limited
    -Scope of Accreditation: Global within scope as detailed on CB page
    -Initial Date of Accreditation: April 1, 2012
    -Current Accreditation Expiry: 
    Accreditation valid - reaccreditation in process
    -Authorized to deliver SAAS-accredited SA8000:2014 certification audits 

     
  • HKQAA
    -Scope of Accreditation: People's Republic of China
    -Initial Date of Accreditation: December 1, 2007
    -Current Accreditation Expiry: November 30, 2018
    -Authorized to deliver SAAS-accredited SA8000:2014 certification audits  
     
  • Institute of Quality & Control Limited (IQC)
    -Scope of accreditation: Regional: India, Israel, Jordan
    -Initial date of accreditation: December 12, 2010
    -Current Accreditation Expiry: December 11, 2018
    -Authorized to deliver SAAS-accredited SA8000:2014 certification audits  
     
  • Intertek
    -Scope of Accreditation: Global within scope as detailed on CB page
    -Initial Date of Accreditation: November 1, 1999
    -Current Accreditation Expiry: December 31, 2019

    -Authorized to deliver SAAS-accredited SA8000:2014 certification audits 

     
  • IQNet Ltd.
    -Scope of Accreditation: Global within scope as detailed on CB page
    -Initial Date of Accreditation: May 1, 2007
    -Current Accreditation Expiry: April 30, 2018

    -Authorized to deliver SAAS-accredited SA8000:2014 certification audits 

     
  • LRQA
    -Scope of Accreditation: Global within scope as detailed on CB page
    -Initial Date of Accreditation: June 16, 2008
    -Current Accreditation Expiry: 
    June 15, 2019
    -Authorized to deliver SAAS-accredited SA8000:2014 certification audits 
     
  • LSQA
    -Scope of Accreditation: Global within scope as detailed on CB page
    -Initial Date of Accreditation: September 1, 2006
    -Current Accreditation Expiry: 
    Accreditation valid - reaccreditation in process
    -Authorized to deliver SAAS-accredited SA8000:2014 certification audits 

     
  • RINA
    -Scope of Accreditation: Global within scope as detailed on CB page
    -Initial Date of Accreditation: November 1, 2001
    -Current Accreditation Expiry: 
    October 31, 2018
    -Authorized to deliver SAAS-accredited SA8000:2014 certification audits 

     
  • SGS Italia S.p.A. 
    -Scope of Accreditation: Global within scope as detailed on CB page
    -Initial Date of Accreditation: July 1, 1998
    -Current Accreditation Expiry: June 30, 2018

    -Authorized to deliver SAAS-accredited SA8000:2014 certification audits 

     
  • TUV NORD Group
    -Scope of Accreditation: Global within scope as detailed on CB page
    -Initial Date of Accreditation: January 1, 2001
    -Current Accreditation Expiry: December 31, 2018

     
  • TUV Rheinland
    -Scope of Accreditation: Global within scope as detailed on CB page
    -Initial Date of Accreditation: March 30, 2002
    -Current Accreditation Expiry: 
    March 31, 2019
    -Authorized to deliver SAAS-accredited SA8000:2014 certification audits 

     
  • TUV SUD Group
    -Scope of Accreditation: Global within scope as detailed on CB page
    -Initial Date of Accreditation: March 31, 2006
    -Current Accreditation Expiry: 
    Accreditation valid - reaccreditation in process 
    -Authorized to deliver SAAS-accredited SA8000:2014 certification audits 

     
  • UL-Registrar, LLC
    -Scope of Accreditation: Global within scope as detailed on CB page
    -Initial Date of Accreditation: October 31, 2002
    -Current Accreditation Expiry: November 1, 2016
    -Authorized to deliver SAAS-accredited SA8000:2014 certification 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.  If you see an SA8000 certificate issued by an organization not listed on this page, it has been issued outside of the approved process.

The accreditation and authorization process 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 SA8000 certificates issued by such organizations 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.