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SAC named convergence host of Social & Labor Convergence Project

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) has been named an accredited host of the Social & Labor Convergence Project (SLCP). The SLCP Converged Assessment Framework consists of a data collection tool and a verification methodology. The project has more than 180 signatories committed to using converged assessment in their operations. The SLCP began in Amsterdam in 2016 as a multi-stakeholder effort to collectively improve the working conditions for garment workers in the global apparel and footwear supply chain. By uniting under a converged assessment, organizations can move beyond individually-driven programs, unlocking funds previously used on proprietary audits to be applied towards the development of scalable industry-wide solutions.

Sustainable Apparel Coalition is the leading association for the apparel, footwear, and textile industry. As an SLCP Accredited Host, the SAC has incorporated the converged assessment framework into the Higg index suite of tools as the Foundation of the Higg Social and Labor Module (FSLM). The SAC is one of just three organizations to be recognized as an SLCP Accredited Host.

By using Higg FSLM at scale, brands, retailers, and manufacturers can assess their social impacts and strategically direct valuable resources towards efforts that meaningfully improve conditions for garment workers globally.