International Standards

Our partners applying for the REALGRADE Leather certification require to comply with one of the following international standards which have to be certified by specific organizations:

Social Accountability International (SAI)

SAI’s mission is to advance human rights at workplaces.

Founded in 1997, Social Accountability International (SAI) is a global non-governmental organization advancing human rights at work. SAI’s vision is of decent work everywhere – sustained by an understanding that socially responsible workplaces benefit business while securing fundamental human rights. SAI empowers workers and managers at all levels of businesses and supply chains, using its multi-industry SA8000® Standard.

SAI is a leader in policy and implementation, working together with a diverse group of stakeholders, including brands, suppliers, governments, trade unions, non-profits, and academia. SA8000 certification includes:

  • Child labour
  • Forced or Compulsory Labor
  • Health and Safety
  • Freedom of Association and Right to Collective Bargaining
  • Discrimination
  • Disciplinary Practices
  • Working Hours
  • Remuneration
  • Management System

BSCI brings together over 2,400 retailers, importers, brands and associations from more than 40 countries. Members include organisations of all sizes and all sectors with a combined turnover of more than one trillion euros. 

The mission is to enable each of our members to enhance human prosperity, use natural resources responsibly and drive open trade globally. The BSCI Code of Conduct includes 11 principles:

  • 1. The Rights of Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining
  • 2. Fair remuneration
  • 3. Occupational health and safety
  • 4. Special protection for young workers
  • 5. No bonded labour
  • 6. Ethical business behavior
  • 7. No discrimination
  • 8. Decent working hours
  • 9. No child labour
  • 10. No precarious employment
  • 11. Protection of the environment
Certifying bodies need to be one of the following renown organizations:

For further information and details please contact REALGRADE LEATHER.

REALGRADE™ Leather, Switzerland, Tel +41 62 206 20 80,