What has been achieved so far?

Since announcing the Social and Labor Convergence Project in October 2015, we have progressed on several fronts. The official launch began with an event in Amsterdam in February 2016. In 2016 the focus was developing the project, setting up an independent multi-stakeholder governance structure, creating and approving the strategy, engaging with stakeholders and starting the work together with the signatories.  The project is on track with its aggressive two-year timeline and we are extremely optimistic about the direction of the SLCP. Our list of signatories has grown to 180+. Our progress is a clear demonstration of what is possible when all the stakeholders involved share a common vision, and do not get distracted by individual agendas.

The Converged Assessment Framework (CAF (data collection tool and verification methodology)) was built and tested collectively over the last two years. In August 2018, 97% of signatories voted to ratify the CAF. We are excited to implement the Converged Assessment Framework at the end of this year (Nov 2018) in Sri Lanka and China. Training sessions in Colombo, Shenzen and Shanghai have just been completed and the Light Operations started on the 8th of November with 200+ facilities and 100+ approved verifiers. For the hosting&sharing of SLCP verified assessments, our partners are ITC (International Trade Center) as the SLCP Central Distribution Gateway with Assent, FFC and SAC acting as Accredited Hosts. For access to SLCP Converged Assessment Framework and supporting materials for implementation, please visit the SLCP Gateway.

The final draft plan strategic plan has been approved by the Steering Committee, was presented during the 2018 General Assembly and subsequently voted on by SLCP signatories. The 5 Year Strategic Plan was approved with a resounding majority which means that work on implementation and roll out of the Converged Assessment Framework at scale can begin, which will unlock resources and work towards our vision of Improved Working Conditions.

Annual Report

We proudly present the progress we’ve made so far by the publishing of the annual report of 2017. If there are any questions or comments in regards to the report, feel free to get in contact with us.

Annual report