Social Accountability International's Newsletter - November/December 2014

Social Accountability International's Newsletter - November/December 2014

The latest news and events on CSR, human rights and supply chain management from Social Accountability International (SAI)
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SAI Nov-Dec 2014 Newsletter: | UN Global Compact Third Annual Forum and more!
Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 10:20am

CONTENT: Newsletter

From SAI's November/December 2014 Newsletter

SAI Signatory HP Protects Foreign Migrant Workers
New Policy Corresponds well to SAI's SA8000

SAI Succession Posting: Chief Executive Officer
SAI Now Accepting Applications

SAI Advisory Board Meeting Highlights
TenSquared, Forced Labor, New Advisory Board Member, & New Signatory

SAI Technical Director Answers SA8000 Questions
Badrinath Gulur: External Verification & Stakeholder Engagement

SA8000: 2014 Online Revision Course
Part 1 Released

SA8000 Scores High on GSCP Equivalence
SAI Completed 2 Year-Long Equivalence Process on SA8000 Standard

SAI Seeks Director of Strategic Programs
SAI Now Accepting Applications

SA8000 Auditor Training Course Snapshots
Snapshots from courses that took place in Shanghai, Lima, and NYC

Highlights and Announcements 

UN Global Compact Third Annual Forum on Business and Human Rights

On December 1-3 SAI Authorized Representative, Steven Oates, and Advisory Board member Laura Rubbo participated in the Third Annual Forum on Business and Human Rights organized by the UN Global Compact in Geneva, Switzerland. The forum focused on multi-stakeholder dialogue and engagement, national action plans to implement the Guiding Principles, and access to effective remedy and identifying current and good practices. SAI especially benefited from the sessions related to imperative issues such as working hours, living wage, and CSR best practices. 

Public Launch of the First Wide-Scale Business and Human Rights Benchmarking and Ranking Project

A group of investors, an NGO, a think tank and an investor research agency, today announce the launch of the first wide-scale project to rank companies on their human rights performance. A total of 500 of the top global companies from four key sectors - Agriculture, ICT, Apparel, and Extractices - will initally be research and ranked. For more information please read the full press release here!