Social Responsability (SA8000)

  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.

Purposes and Scope

  Complying with the social responsibility requirements of this standard enables Spring Costume to:


  • Internally: Develop, maintain and execute policies and procedures in order to manage those topics that it can control or influence;
  • Externally: Credibly demonstrate to stakeholders that Spring Costume’s existing policies, procedures and practices follow the standard.

   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:

  • To promote to all persons and companies that provide services to them in compliance with the SA8000 Standard, namely Child Labor, Forced or Compulsory Labor, Health and Safety, Freedom of Association and Right to Collective Bargaining, Discrimination, Disciplinary Practices, Work Schedule, Remuneration, and Management Practices set forth in SA8000, pursuant to the Declaration of Commitment to Social Responsibility, signed by the Company’s management, and attached to this Policy.
  • To develop labor practices that comply with the international instruments subscribed to by the SA8000 standard, such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Declaration of the International Labor Organization and other international human rights;


  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.

Presentation of Conduct Code of Social Responsability SA 8000

  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.

Commitment Declaration of Social Responsability SA 8000

   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:


  • Forced and Compulsory Labor: The Company does not support, or practice forced or compulsory labor.
  • Safety and Health: The Company guarantees that its employees work in a safe environment, minimizing the inherent risks of the activity, being strictly in accordance with the National Legislation in this matter.
  • Freedom of Association and Right to Collective Bargaining: The Company respects the right of all employees to form and join trade unions of workers of their choice and to bargain collectively.
  • Discrimination: The Company does not support or implement discrimination practices.
  • Disciplinary Practices: The Company does not support or develop practices of corporal punishment, mental or physical coercion and mental abuse.
  • Working Hours: The Company complies with the laws and standards applicable to its activity.
  • Compensation: The Company ensures that monthly salaries are enough to meet the basic needs of employees and provide some extra income.
  • Management system SA 8000: The Company has integrated the requirements of the Social Responsibility Management System into its Management System, committing itself to complying with them.


  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:



15 West 44th Steet, 6th Floor New York, NY 10036

Tel: (212) 684-1414 Fax: (212) 684-1515


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