SRS 7000:2012

SRS 7000:2012 – Social responsibility management system – Company standard

Equivalent to the private SA 8000 standard, the social responsibility standard developed by SUN CERT welcomes clients who wish to certify their social responsibility management system implemented in their own organizations.

ISO standards are issued by the International Organization for Standardization, being universally recognized under the same name. In contrast to these, the certifiable standards of social responsibility are private standards, issued by independent bodies, but equivalent and have a voluntary character.

The law on public procurement specifies that any requirement established in the specification must not affect the principle of non-discrimination, equal treatment and proportionality, and the fulfillment of that requirement can be demonstrated by the tenderer, in accordance with the principle of mutual recognition, by presenting any equivalent standard, based on the relevant European series of standards, certified by bodies conforming to the European series of certification standards.

Thus, in accordance with the provisions of the public procurement law, if the economic operator does not hold a certificate as requested by the contracting authority, any other evidence or evidence presented by the respective economic operator will be accepted, to the extent that the evidence/ the evidence presented confirms the provision of an appropriate level of the requirement and conclusively proves the fulfillment of the respective requirements.

When developing the own social responsibility standard, the principles of ISO 26000:2011 "Guidelines regarding social responsibility" as well as the requirements of the Labor Code were taken into account.

The advantages of implementing and certifying the social responsibility system in an organization:

compliance with the legal requirements and those of the interested parties by complying with all the requirements of the applicable legislation regarding the rights of employees at the workplace;

improving the organization's relations with the social environment because it promotes the respect of employees' rights;

increasing the motivation of the employed staff.