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SA8000 is a globally recognized certification that assesses the performance of companies in various areas related to human rights and labor practices. It is based on the principles of international human rights norms and serves as a benchmark for ethical standards in the workplace.

SA8000 evaluates companies in eight key areas:

  1. Child Labor: SA8000 prohibits the use of child labor, ensuring that companies do not employ individuals below the legal working age.
  2. Forced Labor: SA8000 strictly prohibits any form of forced labor, including involuntary servitude, human trafficking, and debt bondage.
  3. Health and Safety: SA8000 requires companies to provide a safe and healthy working environment for their employees, ensuring compliance with relevant health and safety regulations.
  4. Free Association and Collective Bargaining: SA8000 guarantees the right of employees to freely associate and engage in collective bargaining, promoting fair and democratic workplace relations.
  5. Discrimination: SA8000 prohibits discrimination based on race, gender, religion, age, disability, or any other protected characteristic, ensuring equal opportunities for all employees.
  6. Disciplinary Practices: SA8000 sets guidelines for fair and just disciplinary practices, ensuring that employees are treated with respect and dignity.
  7. Working Hours: SA8000 establishes limits on working hours, preventing excessive overtime and promoting work-life balance.
  8. Compensation: SA8000 requires companies to provide fair wages and benefits to their employees, ensuring that workers receive just compensation for their labor.

By adhering to the SA8000 standards, companies demonstrate their commitment to upholding human rights, promoting fair labor practices, and creating a safe and inclusive workplace environment.

At Retrieve, we recognize the importance of ethical standards in the manufacturing industry. Our collection of 100% recycled men's t-shirts not only offers superior quality and comfort but also aligns with the principles of SA8000. Each t-shirt contributes to reducing CO2 emissions by accounting for 50kg of CO2e carbon offsets, making a positive impact on the environment.

By choosing Retrieve, you can be confident that you are supporting a brand that prioritizes ethical practices and sustainability. Together, we can make a difference in the world of fashion while ensuring a better future for workers and the planet.