Several initiatives exist today to aid companies in operating in a socially sustainable way and to signal this commitment to their stakeholders. Out of these, SA8000 stands out as a global social management standard (Koster et al., 2018). Despite a forecasted certification growing trend, data reveal many certified firms are abandoning SA8000. This aspect remains still unexplored. This study will contribute to the existing debate by conceptually providing a theoretical advancement towards the reasons that drive companies in discontinuing SA8000, and by shifting the focus to the firms that choose not to renew their certification (Mosgaard and Kristensen (2020).

Social Accountability 8000 discontinuation and the implementation of alternative initiatives. A qualitative multiple-case study analysis

Irene Marcuzzi;Guido Nassimbeni
2021

Abstract

Several initiatives exist today to aid companies in operating in a socially sustainable way and to signal this commitment to their stakeholders. Out of these, SA8000 stands out as a global social management standard (Koster et al., 2018). Despite a forecasted certification growing trend, data reveal many certified firms are abandoning SA8000. This aspect remains still unexplored. This study will contribute to the existing debate by conceptually providing a theoretical advancement towards the reasons that drive companies in discontinuing SA8000, and by shifting the focus to the firms that choose not to renew their certification (Mosgaard and Kristensen (2020).
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