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Amer Rugs Earns Prestigious SA8000 Certification for Social Accountability in the Workplace

Posted: October 01,2016

NORCROSS, Ga. -- Amer, long a leader in social issues, announces that its India-based vertically-integrated manufacturing unit Saraswatii Global Ltd., has earned the prestigious SA8000 certification for high standards in the workplace.

The recognition followed a rigorous evaluation process by Social Accountability International (SAI) which advocates human rights for workers worldwide. The SA8000 Standard is one of the world's first auditable social standards for decent workplaces across all industrial sectors, and is regarded as a reliable tool in measuring, comparing, and verifying social accountability in the workplace.

"Amer has long been a leader in social issues, and we are extremely proud of this recognition, which represents the achievements and dedication of our manufacturing team over the course of thirty years," said Joe Barkley, vice president of sales & marketing, Amer. "Amer's social commitment has been a primary focus since Mahesh Choudhary started the company in 1986."

Based on conventions of the ILO, United Nations, and national laws, the SA8000 standard spans industry and corporate codes to create a common language for measuring social compliance. Those seeking to comply with SA8000 have adopted policies and procedures that protect the basic human rights of workers.

The management system supports sustainable implementation of the principles of SA8000: child labor, forced and compulsory labor, health and safety, freedom of association and right to collective bargaining, discrimination, disciplinary practices, working hours, remuneration.

Amer is the U.S. subsidiary of Saraswatii Global Private, Ltd., which has also received the International Organization for Standardization's coveted ISO9001:2008 certification, recognizing the quality, consistency and measurable impact of its manufacturing.

Amer products can be seen during the upcoming High Point Furniture Market, Oct. 21 - 26, 2016 in Amer's Showroom 3415 in the Showplace Building.

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