Timeline for Transition to SA8000:2014

2015


September

  • SAI releases the SA8000:2014 Guidance Document & SocialFingerprint Self-Assessment
  • SAAS releases Procedure 200:2015& Procedure 201A:2015 &201B:2015
 

October

  • DEADLINE: CBs SHALL fax or email acknowledgement of this revised Notification to SAAS

November 1 

  • DEADLINE: CBs SHALL develop a transition plan for integrating SA8000:2014, Social Fingerprint, ISO 17021-1:2015, SAAS Procedure 200:2015 and SAAS Procedure 201A and 201B:2015 into their management systems. This transition plan SHALL be submitted to SAAS for approval.

2016


January 1

  • A CB MAY begin conducting SA8000:2014 audits provided it has received a document review and approval from SAAS. SA8000:2014 audits SHALL be conducted in accordance with the requirements found in ISO 17021-1:2015, SAAS Procedure 200:2015 and Procedure 201A and 201B:2015

March 31

  • DEADLINE: CBs SHALL amend all SA8000 system documents including: forms, instructions, contracts, policies and procedures. The revised documents SHALL reflect the normative requirements found in ISO 17021-1:2015, Procedure 200:2015 and Procedures 201A and 201B:2015 for conducting certification audit to SA8000:2014 including the Social Fingerprint process. SAAS shall conduct a document review prior to a CB undertaking SA8000:2014 audits.
 

May 15

  • SAAS may begin accepting applications for CB accreditation to ISO 17021-1:2015, SAAS Procedure 200:2015, SAAS Procedure 201A:2015 and SAAS Procedure 201B:2015 to conduct SA8000:2014 audits.
 
  • Updated: DEADLINE: As of this date, all SA8000 certification audits of new clients SHALL be to SA8000:2014. Transfer clients or existing clients who have had their Stage 1 or Stage 2 or follow-up audit to SA8000:2008 prior to May 15, 2016 may continue the certification process to SA8000:2008 until the later deadline of June 30, 2017.

December 31

  • DEADLINE: As of this date, CBs SHALL be in compliance to ISO 17021-1:2015, SAAS Procedure 200:2015 and Procedure 201A and 201B:2015.

2017


June 30

  • Updated as of April 14, 2017: DEADLINE: As of this date, ALL currently certified SA8000 organisations SHALL have completed the Social Fingerprint Self-Assessment.

  • Updated as of December 31, 2016: DEADLINE: As of this date, CBs SHALL be in compliance to ISO 17021-1:2015, SAAS Procedure 200:2015 and Procedure 201A and 201B:2015. This SHALL be confirmed by a successful Head Office Audit of the CB and at least one witness audit.

September 30

  • Updated as of April 14, 2017: DEADLINE: As of this date, ALL currently certified SA8000 organisations SHALL have completed a transition audit.

December 31

  • Updated as of April 14, 2017: DEADLINE: As of this date, ALL SA8000 certified organisations SHALL have transitioned to SA8000:2014 and any existing SA8000:2008 certificates SHALL be invalid.

2018


January 1

  • Updated as of April 14, 2017: DEADLINE: As of this date, ALL organisations seeking SA8000 certification, including any previously certified organisations that did not transition to SA8000:2014, shall be required to apply and undertake the SA8000 certification process as a "new applicant" for SA8000:2014.