Status of improvement in SAC advances for garment employees

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Press Release – San Francisco, January 9, 2019 / PRNewswire / – The Association, Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), a pioneer for apparel, footwear and textile industry, has been designated as an accredited host of the Social and Labor Convergence Project (SLCP) framework, to pursue an effort to improve the conditions for the industry. Helps in Garment workers. SAC SLCP is one of the only three organizations to be recognized as a recognized host. As an SLCP accredited host, SAC incorporated the converted evaluation framework in the Hig Index suite of devices in the form of the foundation of the Hyde Facility Social and Labor module (Hig FSLM).

SLCP 2016 began in Amsterdam as a multi-stakeholder effort to improve the working condition of garment workers for global apparel and footwear supply chain in Amsterdam. Being united under a convergent assessment, organizations can go ahead with individually operated programs, money already used on proprietary audits can be applied towards the development of scalable industry-wide solutions. The SLCP conversion evaluation framework includes data collection tools and verification methods. Today, there are over 180 signatories in the project, who are committed to using convergence evaluation in their works.

"The sheer volume of audit has served to dispel millions of garment workers in the supply chain to often unprotected and unhealthy conditions," SAC interim CEO Amina Rajvi said. "Using scale Higg FSLM, brands, retailers, and producers can assess their social effects and can try strategically valuable resources directly, which will improve conditions for garment workers globally Are. "

The Sustainable Appellate Alliance has been named as an accredited host of the Social and Labor Convergence Project Framework, which helps in pushing industry efforts to improve conditions for garment workers.

All factories can complete a Higg FSLM self-evaluation on the Higg.org platform. Higg FSLM verification is currently only available in China and Sri Lanka, gradually aligns with SLCP efforts to roll out its operation. Verification services will be expanded to additional countries in the beginning of this year. In 2019, SAC will develop another version of Higg FSLM, which is in line with other Higg Index tools, enhances benchmarking and transparency in factories and consumers in the value chain.

Higg.org, the Higg facility of SAC hosts the Environment Module (Higg FEM), which assesses a factory's environmental performance. Higg.org, SAC members and Higg Index provide customers with the opportunity to share the results of Higg Index with business partners basically and efficiently. To navigate the site's easy online functionality, customers can benchmark data and define performance improvements goals.

The Higgs Index suite of devices supports better stability performance to replace apparel and footwear industry among brands, retailers and factories around the world, which protects factory workers, local communities and the well-being of the environment.

About the Continuous Apparel Coalition

Continuous Garment Coalition (SAC) is an industry-wide group of more than 230 major apparel, shoes, and textiles, brands, retailers, suppliers, service providers, trade associations, non-profits, non-governmental organizations and academic institutions. Working to reduce the environment and the environment. Social impact of products around the world Through the Multi-Steakholder Engagement, SAC apparel, footwear and textile product seeks to lead the industry towards a common vision of sustainability built on a general approach to measuring and evaluating product sustainability performance, which takes action and opportunities for technical innovation Underlines priorities. SAC was included in the form of a 501c (6) nonprofit organization and launched the groundbreaking Hig Index Index of Tools in 2011. For more information, see www.apparelcoalition.org.

Source Continuous Garment Coalition


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