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The new transition period will start from January 1, 2016 till June 30, 2017 according the following deadlines which are applicable for organizations that are currently certified to SA8000:2008® as well as organizations seeking initial certification to SA8000:2014®.

Beginning April 1, 2016, all SA8000 initial certification audits of new clients shall be to SA8000:2014® and shall include an evaluation of the organization using Social Fingerprint and independent evaluation by the Certification Body Clients currently certified to SA8000:2008® will have to transition to SA8000:2014® by June 30, 2017. In order to transition to SA8000:2014®, clients shall complete a transition audit to the requirements of SA8000:2014 (including an evaluation of the organization using Social Fingerprint and independent evaluation by the Certification Body).

After June 30, 2017 all SA8000:2008® certificates shall be invalid.

Beginning January 1, 2016, Certification Bodies may begin conducting SA8000:2014® audits provided they have received a document review and approval from SAAS.

For further information about new SA8000:2014 Standard requirements, SAAS Normative documents and related Guidance and Reference Documents please consult SAI website at following link : www.sa-intl.org