The accredited-SA8000 audit process requires all Certification Bodies delivering SA8000 services to develop and maintain a procedure that addresses attempted bribery and corruption in countries where the CB is accredited to deliver SA8000 certification. This documented procedure shall describe how the CB attempts to detect bribery and corruption between the CB, staff, auditors, technical experts and committees, and its clients. This procedure shall detail the steps to report, investigate and address situations of attempted bribery. Please also see the definition of Breach of Ethical Standards in Procedure 200 and additional CB process requirements found in Procedure 201A.
- Have a developed principle-based zero tolerance anti-corruption and anti-bribery policy. The policy shall include statutes covering whistleblowers, protecting such whistleblowers from retaliation.
- Have a policy that includes specific steps to report, investigate and address situations of attempted bribery.
- Have a reporting system with contact information for stakeholders to use.
- Require auditor and employee acknowledgement and ongoing and continuing training on the subject, policy, process and required actions.