Top Eagle Joins SLCP
What is SLCP?
What is SLCP?
A non-profit multi-stakeholder initiative that aims to eliminate audit fatigue in the apparel & footwear industry. We provide the tools and system for a high-quality comparable data set on working conditions that can be used by all industry stakeholders. This increases transparency in supply chains, reduces the need for social audits and ultimately allows users to redeploy resources into improving working conditions.
Why was SLCP set up?
Evidence has shown that social auditing in itself does little to improve working conditions in the apparel & footwear industry. Yet, over the last 20-30 years there has been a proliferation in social auditing, subjecting manufacturers to repetitive and duplicative, resource-intensive audits multiple times a year. Traditionally, there has been a lack of collaboration across the industry, with companies creating their own audit protocols and not sharing findings. SLCP was established to develop a systemic solution to this problem.
What are the benefits of SLCP verified data?
A facility can share their SLCP verified data with as many stakeholders and clients as they want. SLCP verified data is designed to be compatible with different standards or Codes of Conduct. This allows brands, retailers and standards the flexibility to add their own scoring or interpretation to the data, according to their needs. With SLCP, there is huge potential to compare data over time and across countries, regions and tiers.
What does SLCP do?
SLCP has brought together diverse stakeholders to create and implement a common tool to reduce the time and money spent on social auditing. The aim of SLCP is to redirect savings from auditing to improving working conditions. SLCP, through the Converged Assessment Framework, enables manufacturers to take ownership of their own social and labor data. SLCP provides a single comparable data set and facilitates collaboration between stakeholders.