Social Accountability Accreditation Services (SAAS) SA8000 Certification

Social Accountability Accreditation Services (SAAS) SA8000 Certification. SAAS is an accreditation agency that was founded to provide accreditation of certification bodies to audit and issue certification against the requirements of Social Standards, such as the Social Accountability, SA8000, for ethical working conditions.

In 1997 SAAS began work as a department within Social Accountability International (SAI) and then formally established as its own non-profit organisation in 2007. SAAS is the only “recognised” accreditation body in the world awarding accreditation against SA8000.

Globalgroup embarked on an accreditation programme in March 2011 and achieved formal accreditation a year later in April 2012. The accreditation process was robust and it covered review of documentation, head office visits and witnessing of globalgroup auditors in the field.

For more information regarding SA8000 please contact your nearest local office or email

For information about SAAS please click this link,