Social Accountability International's Newsletter - February 2013

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

SOURCE: Social Accountability International (SAI)

SUMMARY:

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.

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Living Wage: Challenges & Opportunities Ahead
SAI's Edwin Koster discusses the context of living wage issues, and opportunities ahead for a broader collaboration  

SA8000 Q&A: Recruitment Agencies
SAI Lead Trainer Sanjiv Singh assesses the risks behind the use of recruitment agencies for workers, and what auditors can do

Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Committee Focuses on Occupational Health & Safety
In Shenzhen, concrete steps sought to improve working conditions in China

RAGS Project Engages Primark on Gender Discrimination
Primark's Ethical Trade Manager explains how the RAGS project workshops support the company's supplier development initiatives

Call for Suppliers: Brazil Worker Engagement Program
SAI invites São Paulo factories to join the Worker Engagement Program to improve health & safety systems

Upcoming Workshops: RJC Code of Practices in India
Responsible Jewellery Council & SAI workshops review the RJC Code of Practices

Reflections on the ISEAL Credibility Principles & SA8000
Tata Steel notes its history & experience implementing SA8000 

Social Fingerprint: Measure & Improve Your Social Performance
Feedback from Timberland & STX Vietnam on their user experience

As SAI Grows, Congratulations are in Order
SAI is very pleased to announce promotions at our dedicated teams in New York & Bangalore

SA8000 Auditor Training in Bangkok
On January 21-25, 2013 SAI convened an Basic SA8000 Auditor Training course in Bangkok, Thailand led by Badri Gulur

Meet SAI's New Intern: Carley Clement
We are pleased to introduce Ms. Clement, in her own words

Highlights & Announcements

  • Business Ethics Series at Yale University
    On Monday, February 18, SAI President Alice Tepper Marlin gave the Mars Family lecture on Business Ethics at Yale University, in which she focused on a variety of CSR issues, including challenges faced by brands in managing their global supply chains. The following day, she led Susan Rose-Ackerman's seminar "Ethics and the Multinational Business Firm" for a group of undergraduate students interested in working in the business and non-profit sectors. Learn more @bit.ly/12PaAN6
     
  • Disney Added to Calvert Social Index
    Congratulations to SAI Corporate Member Disney for meeting Calvert's environmental, social and governance criteria as a result of clear progress on workplace safety and human rights. Read on @bit.ly/11Jdtjl.
     
  • The Socially Conscious Consumer 
    In the latest issue of McKinsey & Co's Voices on Society, it explores the impact of the socially conscious consumer on environmental and economic sustainability. Also, test you Socially Conscious Consumer Quotient to determine what kind of consumer you are. Read on @bit.ly/XbYVkF.

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Contact Info:

Joleen Ong
Social Accountability International (SAI)
jong@sa-intl.org

KEYWORDS: Events, Conferences & Webinars, sa8000, multistakeholder, China, healthandsafety, livingwage, genderdiscrimination, India, Primark, ragsproject, rjc, csr, humanrights, socialenterprise, Social Accountability International

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