SLCP operations launched in Gurugram, Haryana

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Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC), in association with the Social and Labour Convergence Program (SLCP), organised a workshop to announce the launch of SLCP operations in Gurugram, Haryana on 7 th June, 2019. “A productive and competitive business leads to healthy and happy workers . I wish this programme all the success and hope initiatives like this will encourage sustainable and innovative management systems which ensure holistic growth of all the stake holders” said
Shri HKL Magu, Hon’ble Chairman, AEPC while welcoming the SLCP
programme in India. Ms. Sharon Hesp, Sr. Manager, SLCP, Dr. S Sunanda, SG CITI, Ms. Reema Agrawal, Sr. Program Manager, GAP Inc and Mr. Balaso Malagave, Sr. Manager, Intertek were also present. “Brands, retailers, buyers and industry stakeholders across the globe have signed up for the programme as it is expected to eliminate multiple social
audits”.
The Social & Labor Convergence Program (SLCP) is an initiative led by the world’s leading manufacturers, brands, retailers, industry groups, (inter) governmental organizations, service providers and civil society organizations, to eliminate audit fatigue by replacing current proprietary tools with a standard-neutral Converged Assessment Framework. The mission of the SLCP is to improve working conditions by allowing resources that were previously designated for compliance audits to be redirected
towards the improvement of social and labor conditions. The SLCP is not a code of conduct or compliance program. The Converged Assessment Framework provides a data set with no value judgment or scoring. It is however compatible with existing audit systems and codes of conduct. This means that the same data set can be used by a wide-range of stakeholders & interpreted according to their interests and criteria. This
eliminates the need for repetitive audits to be carried out on the same facility.
The 190+ SLCP signatories are now preparing for wide-scale adoption across apparel and footwear supply chains. Towards the India launch, SLCP held one-day seminars in Bangalore, Tirupur, Mumbai & NCR to introduce facilities and their business partners to the SLCP process.