Washim Mia, Staff Correspondent: 5 days long training on world’s leading standard ‘SA 8000:2014 Basic Auditor Training Course’ held at Hotel Highgarden, Uttara, Dhaka organized by International Associates. The training started on 1st March and ended on 5th of March with the evaluation examination. 13 delegates from different garments factories, buying houses, audit companies and brands participated in this Social Accountability Accreditation Services (SAAS) accredited training.
The training was conducted by Mr. Abdul Mottaleb, Lead Trainer and Managing Director of Global Certification Services (GSCS).
Mr. Abdul Mottaleb said to RMG Times, “SA 8000 is one of the leading Management System Standards in the world. It has been created by Social Accountability Internal (SAI), an American non-governmental organization. It is very much important for the factories or institutions to be certified with this social accountability standard. Including child labor, forced labor, health & safety, labor organization formation, freedom of collective bargaining, discrimination, disciplinary practices, working hours, wage structure, this standard recapitulates 8 criteria in total. These criterias have to be properly implemented if any company wants to be SA 8000 certified”.
“The auditors have to pass in two courses in order to conduct an audit based on this standard. Though those courses developed for this standard, they have become widely popular all over the world for all compliance auditors. This 5 days long training is the basic course. It is so important for them who want to work with the compliance audit. We are organizing this training since the year 2013. The next SA 8000:2014 Basic Auditor Training Course will be held on 24-28 April 2018 in Myanmar” he added.
He also informed, “We provide different capacity building trainings as well based on time demanded topic. Hopefully, this process will go on in future.”