SAAS evaluates and accredits auditing organisations to assure they are qualified to hold their clients accountable to such social standards. SAAS is the only global accreditation body whose mission is to support implementation of social and labour standards.
Based in New York, USA, SAAS supports labour rights and the improvement of workplace environments through social responsibility, accountability and transparency of businesses and organizations. This is accomplished by ensuring the implementation of credible social standards and codes of conduct by providing quality assurance and evaluation services designed assess competency of auditors. SAAS sets strict standards and oversight procedures, evaluating and accrediting auditing organisations to assure they are qualified to hold their clients accountable to social standards like SA8000. SAAS operates a quality system consistent with the requirements of ISO / IEC Guide 17011. This system includes regular review and external audits.
Certification bodies accredited by SAAS can verify facilities that conform to the: SA800 Standard, theInterAction Private Voluntary Organization (PVO) Standard, the Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) Code of Conduct, and the Magen Tzedek Certification Standard.