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SAI has received feedback from various certification bodies (CBs) and certified organizations (clients)  requesting an extension to the deadline to transition to the 2014 version of the SA8000 Standard. In response, to that SAI has extended the deadline for completing the SA8000:2014 transition process.

The important timelines for various  are as below:

  • Completion of  the Social Fingerprint® Self-Assessment thby June 30 , 2017 
  • Completion of the Transition Audit thby September 30 , 2017

SAI has also communicated that , CB clients failing to meet the above deadlines and complete their upgrade to SA8000:2014 by the end of December shall have their SA8000:2008 certificates withdrawn no later than January 1, 2018. Such former clients seeking SA8000 recognition after that date shall be required to recommence the CB’s SA8000 application and certification process as a ‘new applicant’.  

SGS has already established seamless process towards transition to the SA 8000: 2014. 

For further information about the new SA8000:2014 Standard requirements, SAAS Normative documents and related guidance and reference documents please consult the Social Accountability International (SAI) website.