Audit Findings Overview
In an effort to encourage continuous improvement and effective monitoring by the accredited Certification Bodies, the SA8000 audit process requires all CBs delivering SA8000 services to have a method by which to highlight to each auditor the issues that have occurred at all previous SA8000 audits. These records can be a highly effective tool for verifying continuing compliance at an SA8000-certified organisation and reviewing non-compliances that had been identified previously.
An example of a simple overview matrix has been created by SAAS for use by the CBs with their certified clients. An updated Excel version of this simple overview matrix has been issued in April 2016.
CBs and auditors shall use the SAAS Templates or their own equivalent document, as long as the equivalent includes, at minimum, the information listed in the SAAS template.