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What is the Social & Labor Convergence Program (SLCP)?
The Social & Labor Convergence Program is a new initiative designed to simplify the auditing of labour standards in apparel and footwear facilities by using a Converged Assessment Framework (CAF). Before the SLCP was introduced, facilities in the industry had to submit themselves to a wide range of audits by different organisations and standards. The SLCP aims to simplify and streamline this process. The major benefit of the SLCP is that companies who have been verified do not need to be assessed multiple times by different bodies. Instead, they can spend their time and resources on improving labour conditions. At the same time, social and labour data becomes more comparable, making it easier to formulate and execute improvement programs.
The social and labour convergence program is a multi-stakeholder program. Conforming to the Social and Labour Convergence Program involves a three-stage process:
At present, apparel and footwear companies are required to submit to numerous, frequent audits of their facilities as requested by their clients and supply chain. This process is time-consuming, resource-intensive and often results in duplication of information.
The SLCP offers multiple benefits:
The Converged Assessment Framework is a descriptive tool and verification methodology that collects relevant and essential data with the intent to objectively assess industry labour conditions.
TÜV SÜD is one of the nine founding members of the APSCA (Association of Professional Social Compliance Auditors), which means we have an in-depth understanding of how to assess social compliance issues in various industries. We have been approved as an SLCP Verifier Body since the launch of the initiative, meaning you can be entirely confident that you conform.
Our multidisciplinary experts provide you with a one-stop service for SLCP, so you can quickly complete the verification and receive your verified report.
TÜV SÜD is a world leader in social compliance auditing and has decades of experience assessing apparel and footwear supply chains.
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The SLCP process consists of three stages: