Sweda SZ Electronics, a facility affiliated with Richmond, British Columbia-based supplier PSL Canada (UPIC: PSLCAN), has passed the SA8000® factory inspection, earning an “outstanding” result.
The SA8000 Standard, created in 1997 by Social Accountability International, is an international standardized code of conduct for improving working conditions. Based on the principles of 13 international human rights conventions and developed through a multi-stakeholder process, SA8000 is a tool to help apply these norms to practical work-life situations. SA8000 contains eight core elements including health and safety, working hours, child labor, forced labor, discrimination, freedom of association and collective bargaining, wages and discipline.
Arthur Strijbos, Group CEO of PSL, says: “Corporate social responsibility is essentially about doing good and doing well. We all have a duty to be socially and environmentally responsible not only in private life but also in a corporate structure. The commitment to being a responsible company includes efforts regarding the welfare of the workforce, the protection of natural resources, charity, optimal supply chain management and integrating social and environmental management systems like ISO9001, ISO14001 and SA8000. Passing the SA8000 factory inspection with an outstanding result, emphasizes our commitment to continuously improving social circumstances and decreasing our environmental footprint.”