Social Accountability International's Newsletter - January 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, 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.
SAI Releases 2011 Annual Report
The Annual Report highlights SAI's efforts in 2011 to advance and implement 'human rights at work'
- Parliament of India Passes Companies Bill
On December 18, the Companies Bill was passed by the Lok Sabha (House of the People, Parliament of India) which aims to overhaul corporate governance norms. It will grant shareholders with greater powers to defend their rights and mandate companies to invest in CSR initiatives. Learn more @http://bit.ly/TmHIJf
- U.S. Government on Business and Human Rights: Letter to the UN Working Group
SAI's Pillars in Practice Program was included in this letter as an example of a U.S. government funded program that supports the UN Guiding Principles for Business & Human Rights. Read it @1.usa.gov/10pqvw8
- 35 Female CSR Leaders You've (Possibly) Never Heard Of
Representatives from SAI Corporate Program members- Laura Rubbo, Disney & Kindley Walsh-Lawlor, Gap Inc. were honored for their CSR efforts on this list by Triple Pundit. Congrats! See the list at http://bit.ly/WbSQ7k
- Market for Ethical Products Grows by Nearly $20 Billion Despite Economic Downturn
The annual Ethical Consumer Markets Report found that business intervention, together with regulatory intervention, is driving ethical sales growth. Read it at http://bit.ly/U7adc0
- ISEAL Credibility Principles Workshop
On December 5 in New Delhi, SAI Training Coordinator Stephanie Wilson & India Project Director Rishi Sher Singh attended this workshop on ISEAL's upcoming Credibility Principles
- Rainforest Alliance Living Wage Workshop
On January 30, SAI Europe Representative Edwin Koster and Advisory Board member Dorianne Beyer will attend and present at this workshop in Amsterdam.