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On April 14, 2017 Social Accountability Accreditation Services (SAAS) informed all certification bodies and certified organisations (clients) of the following extension to the deadline for the transition to the 2014 SA8000 standard:

  • Clients must complete the Social Fingerprint® Self-Assessment by June 30, 2017
  • Clients must complete the Transition Audit by September 30, 2017

Certification bodies failing to meet the above deadlines and complete their upgrade to SA8000:2014 shall have their SA8000:2008 certificates withdrawn. As a result, any former clients seeking SA8000 recognition after that date will be required to submit the certification bodies’ SA8000 application and certification process as a ‘new applicant’.

For more information about the updated timeline visit the SAAS website.

For more information, please contact:

Anna Amato
Senior Global Marketing Manager
Certification and Business Enhancement
t: 201-448-0377

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