Too many factory audits

The road to social change in the apparel and footwear industry is difficult. Manufacturers are spending vast amounts of resources on audit assessments to be compliant with a multitude of social standards that are largely the same, limiting their ability to make substantial progress. To meaningfully improve labor conditions in the apparel and footwear industries, we must change the way we work.

Why now?

While progress has been made, there is still so much more to do. 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.

A collective solution

Just imagine how the apparel and footwear sector would look like with one effective measurement for all. There would be one collective voice, driving social change throughout the industry. The Social & Labor Convergence Project is a multi-stakeholder initiative that is aiming to improve labor conditions in the apparel and footwear industry.

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Built collaboratively. Owned collectively.

Manufacturers are spending vast amounts of resources on audit assessments to be compliant with a multitude of social standards that are largely the same, limiting their ability to make substantial progress. It is difficult to change this, because of the widely divided sector in which they are working. That is why we created the first industry-wide social assessment framework. 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.

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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

 

Make an impact

Join us in our mission to improve labor conditions in the apparel and footwear industry. Would you like to receive more information? Please find the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) below or get in touch by clicking ‘Join the Project’.

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