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Friday, December 16, 2011

Sesa Goa first iron ore mining company to certify for SA 8000

Friday, 16 Dec 2011

Sesa Goa Limited has been certified to the stringent standards of Social Accountability 8000. This is a unique achievement as this is the first time that an iron ore company has been given the certification internationally.

Bureau Veritas, the international certifying agency for the Social Accountability 8000 Standard, has certified the 4 major divisions of Sesa Goa Ltd, which are

Iron Ore Division - All Mines: Exploration, Mining, Processing, Blending & Dispatch of Iron Ore

Pig Iron Division - Manufacture of Pir Iron

Met-Coke Division - Manufacturing of Metallurgical Coke

Ship Building Division - Design, Construction & Repair of Self Propelled & Dumb floating crafts/vessels of steel construction

The certifications issued on November 23rd 2011 for a period of 3 years have been given for complying with the best management practices in the work place, especially in the areas of understanding of global issues and social impact in the workplace. The parameters of the Standard include practices regarding child labour and the young worker, forced labour, health & safety, discrimination, remuneration, working hours etc.

(Sourced from Equity Bulls)

1 comment:

anand said...

sa 8000 certifications:
SA 8000 Certification is a global standard developed by SAI with a goal of improving working conditions around the world. Social Accountability International (SAI) is a non-profit affiliate of the Council on Economic Priorities (CEP).