Social Responsibility Certification SA8000

The SA8000 Social Accountability certification focuses on issues of primary importance: people, their health, their well-being. SA8000 aims to define a fair and inclusive working environment that respects people and stimulates their personal growth. The achievement of this standard certifies that SPM operates responsibly and ethically towards all its employees.

SPM has achieved the  Social Accountability Certification: in compliance with the principles and values for which it was founded, it intends to promote and maintain a Social Accountability system over time by defining a set of internal rules and procedures that comply with the standard.

The SA (Social Accountability) 8000 standard is an international standard, not mandatory, drawn up in 1997 by the American body SAI, to define the social requirements that an organisation must have to guarantee the ethicality of its production cycle.

The standard is based on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, ILO documents and other international labour and human rights standards. It contains nine social requirements concerning:

  1. child labour
  2. forced and compulsory labour
  3. health and safety at work
  4. freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining
  5. discrimination
  6. disciplinary procedures
  7. working time
  8. remuneration
  9. management system.

The attestation of this certification is made by a third party, impartial and independent of the organisation, in our case TUV Italia.

A Social Performance Team (SPT) has also been formed within SPM to monitor performance in the SA8000 area.

SPM intends to extend the requirements adopted to all those who interact with the company, in order to promote continuous improvement, raise awareness and correctly apply the requirements concerning social responsibility itself.

To this end, SPM undertakes to promote the understanding and dissemination of the Company’s Policy (Quality, Health, Safety, Environment, Information Security and Social Responsibility Policy) to all staff, also making it visible to the outside world by publishing it on the website (

In order to monitor any incidents of non-compliance with the standard, a reporting process has been established. Such reports can be made by anyone (external and internal), through the following ways:

  • send an email to
  • send an e-mail to the Certification Body
  • send an email to the Accreditation Body

Reports received from external personnel will be published and commented on this page.

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