Thai Son S.P Corporate Social Responsibility

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Are you looking for a socially compliant garment factory in Vietnam?

Social Compliant Factory is term that comes up a lot when discussing garment manufacturing overseas. There are many types of social compliant certification that can be confusing. For example, Thai Son S.P is SA 8000 compliant but not WRAP certified. So, what does that mean? First let’s look at each type of certification.

What is SA 8000 certification?

SA 8000 is a social certification standard for decent workplaces in all kind of industrial sectors. Companies who comply SA 8000 have to adopt policies and procedures that protect the basic human rights of workers. SA 8000 main office is in New York City, USA. Social Accountability International created it in 1997. The Social Accountability International used to be the Council on Economic Priorities, which is made up of an advisory board consisting of trade unions, NGOs, civil society organizations and companies. Thai Son S.P is a socially compliant garment factory in Vietnam. Our SA 8000 certification is certified by The Bureau Veritas Vietnam and renewed in July 2015.

What is WRAP certification?

Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP) is an independent, objective, non-profit team of global social compliance experts dedicated to promoting safe, lawful, humane and ethical manufacturing around the world through certification and education. It is the largest independent facility certification program in the world mainly focused on the apparel, footwear, and sewn products sectors. WRAP headquarters is in Arlington Virginia and was formed by the American Apparel Manufacturers Association. If you are looking for a socially compliant garment factory in Vietnam, contact Thai Son S.P sewing factory.

What is BSCI certification?

The Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) is a leading business-driven initiative supporting retailers, importers and brands to improve working conditions in supplying factories and farms worldwide. Their vision is a world of free trade and sustainable global supply chains, in which factories and farms are compliant with national labor legislation as well as with ILO Conventions protecting workers’ rights. In 1977, the Foreign Trade Association was founded in Belgium. From this group of companies BSCI was created and is headquartered in Belgium.

What is Target certification?

Target certification makes sure everything Target sources is produced ethically and in accordance with local laws, human rights and environmental standards. Target headquarters are based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

What is FAMA certification?

FAMA Certification aim is to help Disney evaluate the capability of prospective licensees to manage labor standards in Disney supply chains. Currently, prospective licensees in North America and Southeast Asia must be qualified under this assessment tool in order to move forward with their licensing agreement. Disney continues to look to expand this program to all regions in an effort to help ensure that prospective licensees have the tools necessary to support Disney’s mission of fostering safe, inclusive and respectful workplaces wherever Disney-branded products are produced.
They are all certifications about corporate social responsibility. If you are looking for a reliable socially compliant garment factory in Vietnam, then contact Thai Son S.P sewing factory. We are SA 8000 and Target Australia certified because our clients asked us to be. None of our clients have asked us to be WRAP certified. We can apply for WRAP certification and be audited if our clients ask us to. All certifications are designed to achieve the same purpose, so generally speaking if you qualify for one then you qualify for all. These pictures below are our certifications.

Target Certification

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SA 8000 Certification

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BSCI

Hi my name is Chris Walker. I am the marketing manager for Thai Son S.P sewing factory based in Ho Chi Minh city Vietnam. I would like to talk about: BSCI? There are many BSCI certified clothing manufacturers in Vietnam like Nha Be, Thanh Cong, and Phong Phu. Let’s start with defining BSCI.

What is BSCI? It is an organization that promotes a code of conduct. That code has 11 principles to protect workers. BSCI Certified Clothing Manufacturers in Vietnam follow the 11 core labour rights in their factories and within their supply chains. BSCI stands for: Business Social Compliance Initiative.

BSCI, WRAP and SA 8000 certifications are very similar and aimed at achieving the same goal. So, BSCI Certified Clothing Manufacturers in Vietnam certainly meet the standards of the other certifications. This is the case with Thai Son S.P sewing factory.
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SA 8000

We are SA 8000 certified and if needed can pass inspections for BSCI and WRAP. Here are some specific practices we implement in our factory to comply with corporate social responsibility requirements. We strive to be a BSCI Certified Clothing Manufacturers in Vietnam.

Safety is an important principle in BSCI. Thai Son implements the following safety practices. All emergency exits are available at all times. All fire distinguishers are available at all times. All electric systems inside factory must be safe. SA8000 staff and our in-house electrician check them periodically. No electricity is available inside the factory after working hours. Only emergency lighting is on using separate electricity line when the factory is closed. BSCI Certified Clothing Manufacturers in Vietnam need to implement measures like these to qualify.

Thai Son has the following two options to allow workers to complain to management? Workers can talk directly to the factory manager or submit a written notice by letterbox at private places with no supervision. Other BSCI Certified Clothing Manufacturers in Vietnam have similar procedures.

When workers break rules like smoking or being late… Thai Son disciplines the workers to change their behavior by issuing warnings three times before termination.

Thai Son follows the national law by working 8 hours / day, more than that is overtime. Starting salary is 160 USD/month. The average salary is 300 USD/month. The overtime multipliers are 1.5 for normal overtime, 2.0 for Sunday, and 3.0 for National holiday. BSCI Certified Clothing Manufacturers in Vietnam have the same multipliers.


These are some of the actions we take to meet CSR requirements. BSCI is one of many CSR certifications. Thai Son S.P garment factory is one of many CSR compliant factories in Vietnam. If need be, we can be one of BSCI Certified Clothing Manufacturers in Vietnam.

Thanks for listening. Please post any feedback or questions about BSCI certified clothing manufacturer in Vietnam in the comment section below. Have a great day.

FAMA

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Front Gate of Thai Son S.P Sewing Factory in District 9
Hi my name is Chris Walker. I am the marketing manager for Thai Son S.P sewing factory based in Ho Chi Minh city Vietnam. I would like to talk about: What is WRAP? There are many WRAP certified clothing manufacturers in Vietnam like Nha Be, Thanh Cong, and Phong Phu. Thai Son is also a CSR compliant factory. Let’s start with defining WRAP.

WRAP is an independent, objective, non-profit team of global social compliance experts dedicated to promoting safe, lawful, humane and ethical manufacturing around the world through certification and education. It stands for Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production. WRAP certified clothing manufacturers in Vietnam follow this definition.
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WRAP, BSCI, and SA 8000 certifications are very similar and aimed at achieving the same goal. So, if a factory is WRAP certified then it certainly meets the standards of the other certifications. This is the case with Thai Son S.P sewing factory.We are SA 8000 certified and if needed can pass inspections for BSCI and WRAP. We qualify as a WRAP certified clothing manufacturers in Vietnam.

Here are some specific practices we implement in our factory to comply with corporate social responsibility.

In Vietnam the child labour law stipulates that children less than 15 years of age are not allowed to work for private, corporate or government companies. In Thai Son we follow the SA 8000 rule which is we only have workers greater than or equal to 16 years old. This would qualify us as a WRAP certified clothing manufacturers in Vietnam.

Thai Son can be one of many WRAP certified clothing manufacturers in Vietnam. Thai Son does not force workers to work overtime. Overtime is voluntary and workers cannot exceed 300 hours / year. In fact, workers like to have overtime in order to make more money. If we don’t have enough work to offer overtime then workers will leave and go to another WRAP certified clothing manufacturer in Vietnam that does offer a lot of overtime.

Regarding WRAP certified clothing manufacturers in Vietnam health conditions in toilets, offices and canteen, SA 8000 staff inspect these areas each year and our own internal management team inspects and cleans these areas on a daily basis. Trash cans are emptied daily. Floors are swept and mopped daily. Toilets are cleaned daily. Soap dispensers and cleaning supplies are restocked on a weekly basis.

These are some of the actions we take to meet CSR requirements. WRAP is one of many CSR certifications. Thai Son S.P garment factory is one of many CSR compliant factories in Vietnam.

Thanks for listening. Please post any feedback or questions about WRAP certified clothing manufacturer in Vietnam in the comment section below. Have a great day.

Do you need WRAP or BSCI Certification?

We are not WRAP certified but if you can promise to place orders in our factory we will do what we need to do get WRAP certified. We are a SA 8000 and Oeko Tex Certified textile factory in Saigon. We are Target Australia and Adidas certified as well. We are family owned and keep our factory clean and organised like we do at home. We treat our employees well in order that they perform well. We know that if our staff are happy and have good working conditions then we will be successful.
Here is another link to SA 8000 and Oeko Tex certified textile factory in Sai Gon.

What does CSR stand for and mean?

CSR stands for corporate social responsibility. CSR is a way for us to standardise our way of running a factory that complies with the law, ethical standards and international norms. Are you looking for a SA 8000 and Oeko Tex Certified textile factory in Saigon? Contact us because we are! We are motivated to follow the rules in order to have good standing with the local government. We are motivated to keep our factory rules and regulations up to date so that we meet the needs of quality clients. First we focus on labor rules and then we focus on safety in the working areas and finally making sure that all our paper work reflects what is happening on a day to day basis for companies like BSCI, SA 8000 and Target Compliance to audit us and conclude with confidence that we indeed are socially responsible.
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We attend garment sourcing expos where we meet serious buyers and they always ask us about corporate social responsibility. We bring our certificates with us the show them and invite them to visit our factory to see for themselves. Ask us to see our CSR certificates and we will email them to you. We’d like to be your SA 8000 and Oeko Tex Certified textile factory in Saigon.
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Here you can see our staff keeping QC records and we have similar record keeping practices in place to ensure social compliance.
SA8000 Certification
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Thai Son S.P Certifications
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CHÍNH SÁCH SA8000 CỦA CÔNG TY
“Hướng tới sự thỏa mãn của khách hàng và sự phát triển bền vững của Công ty”
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Email: [email protected]
Phone: +84 8 38990022, ext: 0
Với phương châm tôn trọng quyền tự do, đáp ứng, cải thiện môi trường làm việc và phúc lợi của người lao động ngày càng tốt hơn, Công ty TNHH Thái Sơn S.P cam kết:
1. Nỗ lực, tập trung các tiềm năng, nguồn lực để xây dựng và áp dụng Hệ thống Trách nhiệm xã hội phù hợp các tiêu chuẩn SA 8000 đồng thời tuân thủ hệ thống pháp luật Việt Nam cũng như những Công Ước Quốc Tế được Việt Nam phê chuẩn và các yêu cầu khác mà Công ty đã thỏa thuận, thừa nhận.
2. Thường xuyên cải tiến Hệ thống quản lý Trách nhiệm xã hội để ngày càng đáp ứng tốt hơn, toàn diện hơn các yêu cầu của tiêu chuẩn SA 8000
3. Toàn cán bộ công nhân viên trong toàn Công ty, phải hiểu và thực hiện theo chính sách này
Hệ thống TNXH của công ty được giám sát bởi các bên liên quan như sau:
BVC (Bureau Veritas Certificate)

Lầu 4 Tòa nhà Etown, 364 Cộng Hòa P.13 Q.Tân Bình

ĐT: (08) 38122196

Tổ chức SAAS
http://www.saasaccreditation.org

Tổ chức SAI
http://www.sa-intl.org/
COMPANY'S POLICIES ABOUT SA8000
"Towards Customer's satisfactoriness and Company's firm development"
1. Strive, concentrate all potentialities and recourses on developing and implementing the Social Responsibility System which is compliant with SA 8000 standards, and concurrently conforming to Vietnam Legal system as well as the ratified International Conventions and other requirements agreed upon by the company.

2. Regularly improving the Social Responsibility System to better meet and be more comprehensive to SA8000 Requirements.

3. All employees of company need to understand and execute these policies.
The Social Responsibility System of Thai Son S.P Co., LTD is supervised by related parties as follows
BVC (Bureau Veritas Certificate)

4th Floor, Etown building, 364 Cong Hoa street, ward 13, Tan Binh district

Tel: (08) 38122196

SAAS Organization http://www.saasaccreditation.org

SAI Organization http://www.sa-intl.org/