Too many factory audits

The industry is spending vast amounts of resources on audits, which are merely duplicative and not necessarily leading to change. To meaningfully improve labor conditions in the apparel and footwear industries, we must change the way we work. We have much further to go to create sustainable remediation, and we collectively believe a converged assessment framework will free up the resources and promote collaboration that will make tangible and lasting improvements on working conditions.

Why now?

While the current compliance-focused approach has played a significant role improving social and labor conditions over the past two decades, it has also led to a proliferation proliferation of audits. Manufacturers, brands and other stakeholders are ready to move away from endless audits to investments which truly make a difference. It is time to think differently together. Change begins here.

Built collaboratively. Owned collectively.

The Social and Labor Convergence Project aims to bring together unique perspectives to create an efficient, scalable and sustainable solution for social audits. Together, we are working to create the first industry-wide framework to assess social and labor conditions. This framework includes a standard-agnostic tool and verification methodology which collects objective social and labor data that stakeholders can use to identify opportunities for improvement and track progress. One assessment for all, vast amounts of resources saved. Imagine the possibilities.

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Our global reach

The Social & Labor Convergence Project has a global reach. We are leveraging deep, cross-industry expertise by partnering with key players around the world.

10%

DECREASE IN SOCIAL AUDIT COSTS

1000

HOURS SAVED CONDUCTING SOCIAL AUDITS

10%

INCREASE IN $ SPENT ON FACTORY IMPROVEMENTS

10%

INCREASE IN FACTORIES MEETING TOP BRAND STANDARDS

 

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