Social Accountability International's Newsletter - January 2013

Social Accountability International's Newsletter - January 2013

The latest news and events on CSR, human rights and supply chain management from Social Accountability International (SAI)
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SAI January 2013 Newsletter -

Group photo of participants from the SA8000 Basic Auditor training course in Chittagong, Bangladesh on November 25-29, 2012. [Photo credit: Sanjiv Singh]

Group photo from the event in Belém, Pará, Brazil where over 40 representatives attended this workshop, including SAI Representative Beat Grüninger who presented on the issue of child labor in Brazil. [Photo credit: Beat Grüninger]

During the event, participants engaged in a stakeholder mapping activity. To view more photos, visit

In December, SAI Senior Manager Jane Hwang conducted a Social Fingerprint Training-of-Trainers in Shenzhen with SAI Authorized Representative, Shenzhen Madison Technical Services Co. From left: Mike Lee, Phoenix Zhang, Jane Hwang, Anie Zhu, Alina Zhu and Cherry Liu.


SAI's newsletter is a monthly online publication, covering the latest news from SAI including CSR and supply chain management insight from the field, SAI program updates from around the world, Social Fingerprint®, SA8000 certification statistics, upcoming events and training seminars, job opportunities, and more. The newsletter aims to provide readers with a glimpse into the impact of our mission, and its multi-stakeholder approach to achieving decent workplaces around the world.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 10:30am

SAI Releases 2011 Annual Report
The Annual Report highlights SAI's efforts in 2011 to advance and implement 'human rights at work'  

Mandatory webinar for SA8000 auditors and trainees to enhance competence in health & safety
SAI invites factories in the São Paulo region to join the Worker Engagement Program to help enhance health and safety systems
The Project's workshops in India offer a timely focus on gender discrimination to foster change  
3rd annual workshop offered a forum for dialogue and discussion on sustainability issues 
SAI & Cividep joint roundtable draws a diverse group of stakeholders to discuss challenges in the sector, and a collective path forward
The Bangladesh garment sector is one of the three countries and sectors that the PiP Project focuses on to implement the UN Guiding Principles
Two-day Training Event - January 28-29, 2013 in Utrecht, The Netherlands 
Dorianne Beyer, Chair of the SAI Advisory Board's Membership Committee announced some recent developments to the board 
On November 25-29, 2012 SAI convened a Basic SA8000 Auditor Training course in Chittagong, Bangladesh hosted by the German Technical Cooperation (GIZ). 
Highlights & Announcements


Joleen Ong
Social Accountability International (SAI)