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. We collectively believe a Converged Assessment Framework will promote collaboration and free up resources can be redirected to tangible programs for 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 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 Program (SLCP) aims to bring together unique perspectives to create an efficient, scalable and sustainable solution for social audits. Together, we are working to implement 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 Program has a global reach. We are leveraging 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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