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Social & Labor Convergence Program (SLCP)

Assess responsible business practices in your global supply chain with Social & Labor Convergence Program (SLCP) verification from SGS.

The SLCP provides the tools and systems to measure working conditions in global supply chains. The multi-stakeholder initiative, which includes hundreds of large brands/retailers, manufacturers and service providers, shares data and replaces repetitive social audits.

The Converged Assessment Framework (CAF) supports stakeholder efforts to improve working conditions throughout global supply chains, providing one assessment for everything. Developed by SLCP signatories, the CAF measures facility working conditions and consists of a data collection tool, verification protocol and verifier guidance. The framework is high-quality, agnostic and makes no value judgments.

As an SLCP-accredited Verifying Body, we can provide SLCP verification to help you measure working conditions in global supply chains.

Benefits of SLCP verification from an accredited audit company

As a result of SLCP verification from us, you will be able to:

  • Reinforce your commitment to responsible business throughout your supply chain
  • Meet your buyers’ expectations, outlining responsible business practices that can be communicated to suppliers, customers and other stakeholders
  • Support integrity and transparency in your global supply chain, from general business requirements to human rights
  • Ensure the accuracy and validity of data

Why choose an SLCP verification from SGS?

We have been involved with the SLCP since its inception in 2015 and supported the benchmark efforts that form the basis of the current CAF.

We are a founding and full member of the leading industry association, the Association of Professional Social Compliance Auditors (APSCA). We have a global network of more than 800 experienced APSCA-enrolled auditors, in over 60 countries, available to support your SLCP verification needs.

As an SLCP-accredited Verifying Body, we are authorized to use the CAF to conduct SLCP verifications. Our verifiers can conduct verifications on the two active Accredited Hosts, the Higg Facility Social & Labor Module (FSLM) and Fair Factories Clearinghouse (FFC). We are also an Approved Verifying Body for the Higg Facility Environmental Module (FEM) and Higg Brand and Retail Module (BRM).

After being selected as your Verifying Body on the Accredited Host, we will conduct verification after you complete your self-assessment.

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