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SAI Newsletter - August 2011

SAI's newsletter is a monthly online publication, covering the latest news from SAI including CSR and supply chain management insight from the field, SAI program updates from around the world, Social Fingerprint®, SA8000® certification statistics, upcoming events and training seminars, job opportunities, and more. The newsletter aims to provide readers with a glimpse into the impact of our mission, and its multi-stakeholder approach to achieving decent workplaces around the world.

SAI Newsletter August 2011

-Building a Complaints Management System at a Banana Farm
After Four Years of Project Cultivar, Finca Laguna Salada organic banana farm converts from word of mouth to a record-keeping system for complaints

-Social Dialogue in China: 'WE II Project' Training in 4 Factories
Improving internal communication, worker negotiations, and addressing forced labor through social dialogue

-"Behind the Seams" Gap Inc. Releases New Report
The comprehensive online report includes section about its efforts to improve its Supply Chain and use of certification programs

-Responsible Business in India: "The Missing Variable"
SAI's Rishi Singh participates in a panel discussion about CSR initiatives' opportunities and threats in emerging markets

-SAI and China National Textile & Apparel Council Sign Agreement
Beijing-based CNTAC and SAI will work to improve the implementation of sustainability in workplaces

-2011 Supplier Workshops in India
As part of SAI's joint development partnership (PPP) in India, four supplier workshops Sept. - Nov. 2011

-Highlights & Announcements
Snapshot from Basic SA8000® Course in Dhaka - Project Cultivar in REAL CARD Magazine - SAI's Eileen Kaufman Interviewed by TSPN - ETI-Norway Publishes English Version of 'a Practitioner's Guide to Ethical Trade' - 'The Difference Makers' Author Sandra Waddock Receives Prize - 'Can CSR Ratings Help Improve Labour Practices?' - UNGC Bangladesh Network Event on UNGC Principles & Social Fingerprint®

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