Who is SAI?
SAI advances human rights at workplaces
We envision a world where workers, businesses, and communities thrive together.
Founded in 1997, Social Accountability International (SAI) is a global non-governmental organization advancing human rights at work. SAI’s vision is of decent work everywhere—sustained by an understanding that socially responsible workplaces benefit business while securing fundamental human rights. SAI empowers workers and managers at all levels of businesses and supply chains, using its multi-industry SA8000® Standard, as well as Social Fingerprint®, TenSquared, and other training and capacity-building programs. SAI is a leader in policy and implementation, working together with a diverse group of stakeholders, including brands, suppliers, governments, trade unions, non-profits, and academia.
SAI visits waste-picking cooperatives and helps to measure and improve their Social Fingerprint, covering issues such as health and safety, wages and hours, and protections against child and forced labor. We then work with them to prioritize areas for improvement, develop an improvement plan, implement management systems, and deliver targeted training and capacity building.
What is Social Fingerprint?
Social Fingerprint is a program by SAI that helps organizations measure and improve their social performance (working conditions) and management systems (underlying processes).