Dear home textile, apparel or footwear facility, vendor or brand,

With this letter we cordially invite you to the SLCP launch event in a city near you. We will be in Shanghai on June 3, Xiamen on June 5, Shenzhen on June 6 and Taipei on June 11. It would be wonderful to see you in one of these locations.

Who are we?
The Social and Labor Convergence Program (SLCP) developed a Convergence Assessment Framework (CAF), aiming to improve working conditions in global supply chains by eliminating the need for multiple social compliance audits. The CAF can reduce the need for current audit methodologies by delivering one verified data set that can be used by standards and brands. Last year we launched operations in mainland China and Sri Lanka. Around 200 facilities participated in the process. This year we are starting operations in India, Taiwan, Mexico, Spain, Turkey, the United States and Indonesia (TBC) with an estimated 1250 facilities. SLCP is driven by its 194 signatories, including manufacturers, brands, agents, industry associations, service providers, governments, standards, and other non-profit organizations. For a complete list of our signatories, see our website.

What are the benefits?
The SLCP Verification Process provides the following benefits for facilities:
  • Address audit fatigue by reducing the number of social audits
  • Deeper dive to measure employment practices, thus improve working conditions & employee relations
  • Redeploy resources towards improvement actions
  • Foster trust and collaboration through the SLCP Verification Process
What can we expect at the launch events?
Launch events are one-day seminars (9am - 4pm) in which we will introduce ourselves and help facilities and their business partners build their understanding of the SLCP process. As well as SLCP sharing 2019 Operations plans, manufacturers associations will talk about the benefits SLCP brings to facilities, and signatory brands and retailers will present their SLCP adoption plans. The events will be held in English. Drinks, snacks and lunch will be provided.

Who should come to the launch event?
Participation is open to representatives from facilities, vendors and brands that operate in the home textile, apparel and footwear industry. As we will focus on understanding the SLCP, and how to implement it within your own company, we recommend sending your decision maker and team members for CSR/sustainability/compliance. Attendance is limited to a maximum of 3 people per facility. Participation in the launch event helps facilities understand the benefits and decide whether they would like to participate in SLCP now or in the future.

What is the cost to attend?
The event is free of charge, and you are welcome to attend more than one event.

What is the deadline to register for the event?
You can register until the week before the event takes place.

Want more information?
For more information visit our website. You can also access FAQ on our digital Helpdesk. If your question remains unanswered you can submit a request there as well.

We hope to see you on one of our SLCP launch events in Shanghai, Xiamen, Shenzhen or Taipei. Use the registration link for your city to tell us you’re coming!

Warm regards,
also on behalf of our hosts Bureau Veritas, Taiwan Textile Federation, Target,
The SLCP Team