At International Associates, we pursue accreditation with a range of oversight bodies around the world.

Who is International Associates accredited with?

We are currently linked with a range of accreditation bodies around the world. View the list below.

What about other accrediting bodies?

We continue to pursue new accreditations, so that the certification and training we offer is available, and relevant, in as many countries as we can. This also means that the quality of work you do can be widely appreciated – whether with current trade partners, or even with countries you may choose to trade with in the future. That way, your accreditations aren’t limited in their scope – and you can pursue new trade alliances with confidence.

Social Accountability Accreditation Services (SAAS) SA8000 Certification

SAAS is an accreditation agency that was founded to provide accreditation of certification bodies to audit and issue certification against the requirements of Social Standards, such as the Social Accountability, SA8000, for ethical working conditions.

In 1997 SAAS began work as a department within Social Accountability International (SAI) and then formally established as its own non-profit organisation in 2007. SAAS is the only “recognised” accreditation body in the world awarding accreditation against SA8000.

International Associates embarked on an accreditation programme in March 2017 and achieved formal accreditation a year later in October 2017. The accreditation process was robust and it covered review of documentation, head office visits and witnessing of globalgroup auditors in the field.

You can download our SAAS Accreditation certificate here.

For more information regarding SA8000 please contact us or email

For information about SAAS please click this link,