SGS Academy Hong Kong - SA8000®:2014 Internal Auditor Training

SA8000®:2014 Internal Auditor Training

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Social Accountability 8000 (SA8000®)“The SA8000 Standard, established by SAI and one of the world’s preeminent social standards, is a tool for implementing international labor standards to protect workers along each step of the supply chain.” It sets out specific auditable provisions regarding child labor, forced labor, health and safety, trade union rights, discrimination, disciplinary practices, compensation, working hours and management system.  SGS  is the world’s leading certification body in CSR field. We have conducted thousands of independent audits against the requirements of companies’ code of conduct. Some of our clients are: Avon, Disney and McDonalds etc.

As Internal audit becomes a stated requirement in SA8000:2014, this course provides delegates with the skills and knowledge to conduct an internal audit for SA8000, and gives insight and guidance in the SA8000 Mgt system and ongoing the monitoring of improvement.


  • Overview of SA8000:2014 requirements;
  • Principles and processes of internal audit;
  • Role/responsibilities of internal SA8000 auditor;
  • Skill & techniques applied SA8000 audit;
  • Highlighted on self-assessment using SAI Social Fingerprint tool;
  • Effective skill for writing Audit findings/report
  • How internal audit results contributes to the improvement of SA8000 management system

Registered Lead Auditor and SGS approved tutor with considerable field and theoretical background.

CERTIFICATION (Attendance: 80%):
Delegates who successfully completed the course will be issued a certificate by SGS Hong Kong Limited.

Venue: T.S.T. / Wan Chai / Sheung Wan Training Centre / TBC 
Medium: Cantonese supplemented with English material

*Early Bird Price will be offered to participant whose enrolment is made one month prior to the course or online booking


This course enable delegates to understand the standard requirement and interpretation on SA8000® :2014. 


  • This course is suitable for Personnel who are involved in organizing and conducting internal audits against SA8000:2014;
  • Personnel who are likely or currently involved in implementing and maintaining an SA8000 Management System to become internal auditor;
  • CSR Managers, Executives and Supervisors who wish to know more about the internal audit against SA8000 requirement.

When you have completed this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the requirements of social responsibility standard and their application;
  • Understand how to obtain audit evidence to determine the extent of compliance of SA8000 management system requirements and applicable laws and regulations relating to health & safety, sanitation and labor;
  • Independently undertake social responsibility work in an enterprise;
  • Plan and conduct internal audit on social responsibility system;

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2 days

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