Social Accountability International's Newsletter - August 2013
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 on SA8000 & the UN Guiding Principles for Business & Human Rights, 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.
RAGS Project to Reduce Gender Discrimination in India
This 3 year program in garment factories is a humble effort to change the lives of women and to help establish a communications platform for workers and managers
Brazil: "Rapid Results" Approach to Worker Health & Safety
Updates from Wave 1's 30-day mark of the project's 100-day timeline
Tata Steel Earns 4th SA8000 Certification
The company has demonstrated compliance to SA8000 for nearly a decade
Pillars in Practice Project Update: Bangladesh
Interview with the CSR Centre Bangladesh on the climate for labor rights in Bangladesh
KPMG Sustainable Supply Chains
SAI leads seminar on securing long term business viability through sustainable supply chains in India
How Companies Can Implement the UN Guiding Principles for Business & Human Rights
Two-day training event demonstrates how companies can transform principles to practice
Webcast: Effective Social Compliance Management Systems
Improving Social Performance in the Global Supply Chain
Meet SAI's New Intern: Kritika Joshi
Based in New Delhi, we are pleased to welcome Ms. Joshi to the team
Highlights & Announcements
- Workshop: Social Media for NGOS
On August 10, SAI Communications Manager Joleen Ong led a two-hour workshop in Faridabad, India at the South Asian Fundraising Group's (SAFRG) 24th Annual Conference. Ms. Ong spoke about how NGOs can integrate social media tools to increase visibility and support fundraising efforts. The audience included over 20 representatives from global NGOs, including people from India, the Philippines, Thailand, US and the UK. Learn more at http://bit.ly/15Cqvuu.
- 'The Five Excuses Marketeers Use for Failing to Promote Sustainability'
SAI Advisory Board member Tensie Whelan, President of the Rainforest Alliance, wrote a guest article in the Guardian's Sustainable Business Blog about how many US companies are increasing their sustainability, but are reluctant to promote their efforts. Read it @http://bit.ly/16lRctJ.
- GoodWeave's Child-Labor-Free Rug Certification - A Step in the Right Direction
Interesting article in the Guardian about GoodWeave's product certification in the handmade rug industry, which has helped to raise awareness of child labour and expose malpractice. Read it @bit.ly/16QkbCg
- White Paper: The 2013 CXO Study Sustainability and the C-Suite
In July 2013, SAI Authorized Representative Newport Consulting Group released this white paper, which examines the leadership engagement, influence, motivations and engagement tools of C-suite executives. Read it @http://bit.ly/19s2xdY.