The SA 8000 certification offers a standard action based in international laws of civil human rights as well as a national and international work legislation, aiming to protect and enable all the work team within the control and influence scope of the company, to those who produce and supply services to Spring Costume, including employees, suppliers and freelance workers.
SA 8000 certification is verifiable based on evidences.
Complying with the social responsibility requirements of this standard enables Spring Costume to:
Within the scope of Social Responsibility, Spring Costume is committed to continuously improving its social performance, integrating the following principles into the company’s global management:
Spring Costume takes on the compromise to promote preventive and corrective actions that contribute to the continuous improvement of the commitments assumed, following the quote international documents:
ILO Convention 1 (working hours – industry) and Recommendation 116 (reduction of working hours);
ILO Conventions 29 (Forced Labor) and 105 (Abolition of Forced Labor); • ILO Convention 87 (Freedom of Association);
ILO Convention 98 (Right to Organize and Negotiate Collectively);
ILO Conventions 100 (equivalent remuneration for male and female workers for equivalent work) and 111 (Discrimination – Employment and Occupation);
ILO Convention 102 (Social Security – Minimum standards):
ILO Convention 131 (Fixing the minimum wage);
ILO Convention 135 (Workers’ Representatives);
ILO Convention 138 and Recommendation 146 (Minimum age);
ILO Convention 155 and Recommendation 164 (occupational health and safety);
ILO Convention 159 (Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment – persons with disabilities);
ILO Convention 169 (Indigenous and Tribal Peoples);
ILO Convention 177 (Work at home);
ILO Convention 182 (Worst forms of child labor);
ILO Convention 183 (Protection of Motherhood);
Code of practice on HIV / AIDS and the world of work;
Universal Declaration of Human Rights;
International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights;
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights;
United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child;
United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women;
United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.
Spring Costume acknowledges its responsibility for all Stakeholders, including direct and indirect employees, shareholders, customers, suppliers, subcontractors, and other relevant stakeholders.
Spring Costume developed a strategy to ensure a sustainable implementation of Social Responsibility issues throughout the supply chain.
The fundamental principles of Spring Costume are summarized in this Conduct Code, which lists the basic principles and requirements applicable to its employees and suppliers.
The Conduct Code is regularly updated and distributed to all stakeholders.
Suppliers and subcontractors should publish the Code of Conduct in their local language, in accessible and visible locations, so that all employees are able to read it. In addition, suppliers and subcontractors must ensure that all employees are aware of this code.
Compliance with the Code is assessed through evaluation visits (audits) conducted by our team or authorized companies. Only companies that have compliance with this code are authorized to work with Spring Costume.
Spring Costume Lda. has adopted the requirements of Standard SA 8000 to develop a socially responsible activity. As Manager, Dra. Helena Coelho assumes the commitment of the company to the 9 requirements of said Standard:
The established requirements apply to the entire company as well as the entities that work on its behalf.
To raise a social concern at the accreditation level, you can use the following contacts:
SOCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY ACCREDITATION SERVICES (SAAS)
15 West 44th Steet, 6th Floor New York, NY 10036
Tel: (212) 684-1414 Fax: (212) 684-1515