In October 2015, 33 parties announced their commitment to the rationale and principles of this joint program: collaboratively building the tools and verification methodology, as well as the intention to replace proprietary tools with the Converged Assessment Framework. A public statement invited all stakeholders to join. Since then, the number of signatories has increased from 33 to 199, and we expect (and want) more partners to join the program.

adidas Group, Aldo, Amer Sports (Arc’teryx & Peak Performance), Ann Inc, Arena, Asics Corporation, Bestseller A/S, Brooks Sports, C&A, Camelbak, Columbia Sportswear Co (PrAna Living LLC), De Bijenkorf, Deckers Brands, Ecco Holding, Eileen Fisher, Esprit, Fanatics, Fast Retailing/Uniqlo, Gap Inc, G-Star, H&M, INDIGENOUS, Inditex, KappAhl, Kathmandu, Kering, Komar Brands, L Brands, Levi Strauss & Co, Lojas Renner, LL Bean Inc, Loomstate, lululemon, Macy’s, Marks & Spencer, Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC), Mud Jeans, New Balance, Nike Inc, Outerknown, Patagonia Inc, Pentland Brands, Puma, PVH Corp, REI, SanMar Corp, Talbots, Target Corp, The Children’s Place, Tory Burch, Vetta Brands, VF Corporation, Williams Sonoma Inc, Zalando SE, Zephyr Graf-X

Artistic Milliners, Arvind Mills, Avery Dennison Corp, Ciel Textile, Chenfeng Group Co., Classic Fashion, Comfit Composite Ltd, Crystal Group, DBL Group, Décor Co Ltd, Delta Galil, Esquel Group, Hanbo Enterprises Holdings Ltd, Hansae, Hirdaramani Ent., Hop Lun, ISKO, L&E Int. Ltd., MAS Holdings, Milteks Group, Nester Hosiery, Nien Hsing Textiles, Piece&Co, Pratibha Syntex Ltd, Ramatex Group, Shahi Exports, SaiTex, Sing Lun Global, SixSigma Apparel Network, SLN Tekstil, Soorty Enterprises, Sun Queen Garments, TAL Apparel Group, Thread International, W. L. Gore & Associates, VogueTex, World Knits Ltd, Yesim, Yousstex, Youngone, Yunus Textile Mills

Accordia Global Compliance Group Inc, ALGI, AndWider, ANM Transformational Solutions, API, ARCHE Advisors, AS International, Assent Compliance, Asya CC&C, Benchmarks Company Ltd, Best Compliance Ltd, BSI group, Bureau Veritas, Control Union Certifications, CSR Solutions Ltd, CSER Solutions Ltd, CTC Groupe, DNVGL, EasyDone Social Compliance Consulting Institute, EcoVadis, ELEVATE, Extensive Standard Technical Services Co Ltd (ESTS), Flex, Footprints, FutureMade, GCL International Ltd, Globalgroup Certification Ltd, Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency, Ilink Development Services, iMentor, Impactt Ltd, Inspectorio Inc, International Associates Ltd, International Compliance Group, Intertek, Key of Sustainable Improvements Ltd, Koopman Works, Leverage Ltd, Madeown International Testing Certification Inc, Matrix Sourcing/Triple Tree Solutions, Micro Benefits, NEWAsia Solutions Ltd, Omega Compliance, Openview Services Lmtd., Partner Africa, QIMA Ltd, Quizrr, Rina Services SpA, Sanrao Developmental Services, SCS Global Services, SCSA, SewEasy, SGS, SIM Supply Chain Information Management, SMT Global, Stantec, Sumerra, Sundar, Sustainable Management System Inc, Taos Network, The Sentio Advisory Group, TÜV Rheinland, TÜV SÜD, UL Responsible Sourcing, Ulula, Workplace Options

Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, Dutch Agreement for Sustainable Garments and Textile, Enviu, Ethical Trading Initiative Norway (IEH), Fair Factories Clearinghouse, Fairtrade Foundation, Fair Trade USA, Fair Working Conditions, Freedom Fund Global Fashion Agenda, Good World Solutions, Higg Co, IDH, MVO Netherlands, New Earth, NBIM, Proudly Made in Africa, Responsible Sourcing Network, Sedex, Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), Solidaridad, The Mekong Club, Verité, Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP), Textile Exchange

DenmarkMinistry of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands Government

Ethical Apparel Africa, Haddad Group, Li&Fung (Trading) Ltd., MGF Sourcing, Randa Accessories

ILO, OECD, Better Than Cash Alliance

Abvtex, American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA), EURATEX, European Outdoor Group (EOG), Istanbul Apparel Exporters’ Association (İHKİB), International Apparel Federation (IAF), ITMF, JAAF, Leather Working Group, Outdoor Industry Association (OIA), Turkish Textile Employers Association (TTEA)

The SLCP seeks to implement a Converged Assessment Framework that supports stakeholders’ efforts to improve working conditions in global supply chains. The vision is that this will drive Collaborative Action and Improved Working Conditions.

The Converged Assessment Framework has been developed by and for the signatories. It includes a data collection tool and verification methodology, with the intent to replace current proprietary tools. Moreover, an operational process for hosting and sharing of the SLCP Verified Assessments has been designed. The Central Distribution Gateway, the Accredited Hosts, Verifier Bodies and Verification Oversight Organization play a crucial role in this.

The Converged Assessment Framework will generate verified agnostic data on social and labor conditions in facilities such as working hours, wages, age, recruitment practices and management systems. SLCP’s trusted and comparable data will also enable an additional layer of value judgements and follow-up actions which are out of scope for SLCP but could be applied by other organizations working to improve social and labor conditions.


The SLCP has launched an ambitious 5-year strategy in which scaled adoption and credibility are the key pillars.