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, Ann Inc, Arc’teryx, Arena, Asics Corporation, Bestseller A/S, Brooks Sports, Burton Snowboards, C&A, Camelbak, Columbia Sportswear Co., De Bijenkorf, Ecco Holding A/S, Eileen Fisher, Esprit, Fanatics, Fast Retailing/Uniqlo, Gap Inc., G-Star, H&M, HEMA, INDIGENOUS, Inditex, KappAhl, Kathmandu, Kering, Komar Brands, L Brands, Levi Strauss & Co., Liberty and Justice, Lojas Renner, LL Bean Inc., Loomstate, lululemon, Macy’s, Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC), Miss Green, Mud Jeans, M&S, New Balance, Nike Inc., Outerknown, Patagonia Inc, Pentland Brands, PrAna Living LLC, Puma, PVH Corp., REI, SanMar Corp, Stella McCartney, Schutt Sports, Talbots, Target Corporation, The Children’s Place, Tory Burch, VF Corporation, Williams Sonoma, Inc., zLabels, Zephyr Graf-X

Artistic Milliners, Arvind Mills, Avery Dennison Corp, Ciel Textile, Chenfeng Group Co., Classic Fashion, Comfit Composite Limited, Crystal Group, DBL Group, Delta Galil, Esquel Group, Hanbo Enterprises Holdings Limited, Hansae, Hirdaramani Ent., Hop Lun, ISKO, L&E Int. Ltd., MAS Holdings, Milteks Group, Nester Hosiery, Nien Hsing Textiles, Piece&Co, Pratibha Syntex Limited, 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 Limited, Yesim, Yousstex, Youngone, Yunus Textile Mills

Accordia Global Compliance Group Inc, ALGI, AndWider, ANM Transformational Solutions, API/SgT, AS International, QIMA Limited, Asya CC&C, Assent Compliance, Benchmarks Company Ltd, Best Compliance Ltd, Bureau Veritas, BSI group, Control Union Certifications, CTC Groups, DNVGL, EasyDone Social Compliance Consulting Institute, EcoVadis, ELEVATE, Extensive Standard Technical Services Co Ltd, Flex, Footprints, FutureMade, GCL International Ltd, Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency, iMentor, Impactt Limited, Inspectorio Inc, Intertek KSA Leverage Limited, International Associates Limited, Key of Sustainable Improvements Ltd, Koopman Works, Leverage Limited, Micro Benefits, NEWAsia Solutions Limited, Omega Compliance, Openview Services Lmtd., Partner Africa, Quizrr, Sanrao Developmental Services, SCS Global Services, SCSA, SewEasy, SMT Global,  SGS, SIM Supply Chain Information Management, The Sentio Advisory Group, Taos Network, Triple Tree Solutions, TÜV Rheinland, TÜV SÜD, Stantec, Sumerra, Sundar, 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), Global Fashion Agenda, Good World Solutions, Fair Factories Clearinghouse, Fairtrade Foundation, Fair Trade USA, Fair Working Conditions, Freedom Fund, 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, Vetta Brands

ILO, OECD, Better Than Cash Alliance

Abvtex, EURATEX, European Outdoor Group (EOG), Istanbul Apparel Exporters’ Association (İHKİB), International Apparel Federation (IAF), ITMF, JAAF, Leather Working Group, Outdoor Industry Association (OIA)

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.