Governance

SLCP uses a multi-stakeholder and inclusive organization and approach. Signatories include manufacturers, retailers and brands, agents and audit firms/service providers, as well as organizations in the public sector, standard holders, civil society organizations and multi-stakeholder organizations with an interest in converging assessments and improving labor and social conditions. SLCP will be accountable to signatories through an annual meeting (annual general assembly). Find a comprehensive list of our signatories by scrolling up to our Signatories section.

Council

At the start of 2019 the SLCP went from being a stakeholder-driven development project, governed by a steering committee, to being an operational implementation program. Following a signatory election process, the SLCP Council was assembled, consisting of an Independent Chair, representatives of 9 different signatory organizations and several independent seats.

The SLCP Council will function as a strategic and future-focused body, and represents and advocates for the diverse views of SLCP signatories and stakeholders.

Secretariat

Janet Mensink

Executive Director

Janet has more than 15 years of experience in Sustainability and Apparel, including consulting for CREM-Amsterdam and working as the International Program Manager for Sustainable Cotton & Textiles of the Solidaridad Network. She has served on several boards and councils, including the Better Cotton Initiative and the Index Development Council for the SAC, and is now responsible for overseeing SLCP operations and strategic directions.

Email: Janet@apparelcoalition.org

Holly Menezes

Senior Manager, Communications & Stakeholder Engagement

With long experience in diplomacy and foreign affairs, Holly is now at the forefront of signatory engagement and communications. She is responsible for out-going information, meetings & events and upholding signatory interests.

Email: HollyM@apparelcoalition.org

Susanne Gebauer

Senior Program Manager

Susanne has more than 10 years of experience in the field of social responsibility – benchmarking programs, creating standards for brands, advising on supply chain program improvements and developing risk and audit tools. At SLCP, Susanne manages the Converged Assessment Framework maintenance and implementation.

Email: Susanne@apparelcoalition.org

Sharon Hesp

Senior Operations Manager

Sharon has over 10 years experience in sustainable economic development in the garment industry and with multi-stakeholder programs. At SLCP she is responsible for the operation and coordination of the Verification Oversight Organization and overseeing quality implementation.

Email: Sharon@apparelcoalition.org

Support Team

Kara Chan

Technical Support

Kara has more than 18 years of experience in conducting social audits, providing CSR training, developing audit protocols, and advising on gender equity in global supply chain.  At SLCP, she is responsible for technical and operational support.

Email: SLCPOpsSupport@apparelcoalition.org

Emma Duc Goninaz

Technical Support

Emma is responsible for providing technical support to SLCP signatories. She manages the Helpdesk and Gateway content, and assists signatories on smoothly executing the SLCP assessment.

Email: SandLConsultation@apparelcoalition.org

Sophie Goozemans

Communications Support

Sophie has more than 5 years of experience in event management, project coordination and asset administration in several fields, and has a supporting and administrative role at SLCP.

Email: SandLEvent@apparelcoalition.org

Tonje Ingvoldstad

Communications Support

Tonje manages the administrative tasks of signatory communications, and assists stakeholders and interested parties with information and registration to SLCP.

Email: SandLInfo@apparelcoalition.org