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Social and Labour Convergence Project (SLCP) from SGS – eliminate audit fatigue and focus on improving working conditions in your apparel or footwear business.

Women Working at Textile Factory

The Social and Labour Convergence Project was created to reduce the number of social labour audits performed in the global apparel and footwear industry. Over the last few decades, the amount of social auditing has increased dramatically, with manufacturers in the industry subject to repetitive, costly and resource intensive audits multiple times a year. The fact that, traditionally, individual companies have created their own audit protocols, without sharing their findings, has exacerbated the problem of audit fatigue.

By bringing together diverse stakeholders to create and implement a common auditing tool, SLCP enables manufacturers to reduce the number of audits they must undergo and redirect their focus from auditing to improving working conditions.

Why choose SLCP from SGS?

SLCP minimises audit fatigue in the apparel and footwear industry by replacing current proprietary assessment tools with a single, comparable data set, facilitating collaboration between stakeholders. Every SLCP assessment must be verified by experienced social auditors who work for an approved SLCP Verifier body, such as SGS.

Incorporating SLCP into your organisation will:

  • Minimise audit fatigue, as there will no longer be a need to undergo individual audits for each requirement
  • Reduce costs
  • Enable a focus on improving working conditions
  • Enable your supply chain to function under unified objectives
  • Make it easier to comply with future requirements

Contact us today to learn more about SCLP and reducing the impact of auditing on your organisation.