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SA8000: Social Accountability Standard Certification Process 1

July 25, 2019 | 10:00 - 11:00 am CDT

SA8000: Social Accountability Standard Certification Process

SA8000 is the world's leading social certification standard for factories and organizations. The Social Accountability 8000 (SA8000) Standard was developed by Social Accountability International (SAI) to advance the human rights of workers in areas such as safe working conditions and fair treatment. Certification to SA8000 considers the complete social and ethical impacts of your company's business activities.

This webinar provides an overview of the SA8000 certification process and the required steps for companies seeking SA8000 certification.

What We Cover

  • Introduction to SA8000
  • Social Fingerprint Tool
  • Certification Process – Stages – Certification Cycle
  • SA8000 Management System – Clause 9

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Fernando Pimenta is Global Program Manager for the SA8000 Standard Certification Program at ABS Quality Evaluations (ABS QE). He is responsible for the maintenance of ABS QE Accreditation with the Social Accountability Accreditation Services (SAAS) organization and works closely with ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB). Pimenta is an experienced chemical production engineer specializing in environmental management. He is knowledgeable in management systems of industries and services provision, and quality and productivity consulting. Pimenta oversees the management system in ABS QE's Brazil office, including management of internal audits and corrective actions, maintenance of auditors' qualifications and coordination of Certification Operations in South America.

About ABS Group

ABS Group of Companies, Inc. (, through its operating subsidiaries, provides data-driven risk and reliability solutions to clients worldwide that support operational and business performance and compliance with international standards. Our technical services help clients confirm the safety, integrity, quality and environmental efficiency of critical assets and operations. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, ABS Group operates with more than 1,300 professionals in over 30 countries serving the industrial manufacturing, oil, gas and chemical, marine, offshore and government sectors. ABS Group is a subsidiary of ABS, a leading marine and offshore classification society.

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