Network Programs adheres to social accountability standard SA8000

The SA8000 standard and verification system is a credible, comprehensive and efficient tool for assuring humane workplaces because it includes: 
Factory-level management system requirement for ongoing compliance and improvement. Independent, expert verification of compliance: Certification of facilities by auditing bodies accredited by SAI. SAI accreditation ensures that auditors have the procedures and resources needed to conduct thorough and objective audits. There are currently nine organizations accredited to do SA8000 certification. 
Involvement by all stakeholders: Participation by all key sectors, including workers and trade unions, companies, socially responsible investors, nongovernmental organizations and government, in the SA8000 system. Such participation is required with the Advisory Board, drafting and revision of the standard and auditing system, conferences, training, and the complaints system.
Public reporting: SA8000 certified facilities are posted on the SAI Web site. Companies that join level two of the SA8000 Corporate Involvement Program (CIP) release annual progress reports verified by SAI.
Harnessing consumer and investor concern: The SA8000 Certification and Corporate Involvement Program help consumers and investors to identify and support companies that are committed to assuring human rights in the workplace SA8000 Standard Elements.

Network Programs joins hands to support leprosy patients

The Network Programs team has joined hands to support the Haridwar based-NGO Divya Prem Seva Mission, which supports leprosy patients and their children. A host of Network Programs employees have made donations to help this deprived community and the money raised through generous financial support will be spent on food, clothing, medical care and education. We, at Network Programs would continue to provide unconditional assistance to the Divya Prem Seva Mission and other worthy causes as part of our commitment to positively impact the local community.

About Divya Prem Sewa Mission

Founded by Ashish Gautam in 1997, this NGO operates hospitals and care centers for the leprosy patients and their children. After initiating regular treatment for the leprosy-afflicted, the mission provides financial support and education to the patients' families and children. The Mission school, which began with 26 children in a hut eight years ago, is now a full-fledged institution with two campuses, including a residential school with 120 students from 13 states.


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