NEW VERSION OF SA8000 STANDARD and Social Fingerprint

A new version of the SA8000 standard has been released by SAI (Social Accountability International) in June 2014 and it has been defined the transition process for certified organizations, from SA8000:2008 to SA8000:2014.


·Beginning April 1, 2016, all new SA8000 certificates SHALL be to SA8000:2014

·For currently certified companies, in order to transition to SA8000:2014 before June 30, 2017, a client SHALL complete a transition audit to the requirements of SA8000:2014 between 1st April, 2016 and June 30, 2017.

·From June 30, 2017: any existing SA8000:2008 certificates SHALL be invalid


Please check this link with a detailed explanation of the transition from SA8000:2008 to SA8000:2014, as well as the implementation of the Social Fingerprint.