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Social and Labor Convergence Program (SLCP)

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Promoting industry collaboration on social assessments

The Social Labor Convergence Program (SLCP) is a non-profit, multi-stakeholder initiative designed to promote industry collaboration on social assessments, thereby reducing audit fatigue in global supply chains and freeing up resources to allocate toward improvement actions.

Based on the Converged Assessment Framework (CAF) developed by SLCP, a common data tool and verification methodology, SLCP increases collaboration across the apparel and footwear industry. As an approved verifying body, LRQA conducts hundreds of SLCP verifications annually.

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Our SLCP and Responsible Sourcing Assessment services


Expand your knowledge within responsible sourcing with our range of courses that have been designed for varying levels of experience and learning styles.

Actionable Insight

Our expertise is underpinned by extensive analytics that address current and future risks across the apparel and footwear industry.

Advisory Services

Working at a strategic level, our advisory team can help you tackle your biggest problems and directly connect your challenges to specific tactical programmes of work.

Why work with us?

Global capability

We’re everywhere you are. With highly qualified auditors worldwide, we can provide a local service, including SLCP, with a globally consistent dedication to excellence.

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Flexible delivery

In many cases, our responsible sourcing services can be delivered on-site or remotely using safe and secure technology. By blending face-to-face and digital methodologies we create a service delivery model to best support your needs.

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A history of firsts

We were first to receive accreditation to deliver certification services for a range of quality, environmental, and health and safety standards across the globe. And we continue to be instrumental in developing a variety of specific standards across different sectors, including the apparel and footwear industry.

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Sustainable focus

With over 20,000+ audits carried out every year, including SLCP, we are one of the world’s largest ESG specialists. We have developed the world’s first end-to-end supply chain ESG due diligence platform, incorporating unique proprietary data that is verified from the ground up.

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Would you like to transfer your Responsible Sourcing Assessment services to LRQA?

If you hold a valid certificate with another provider and you are considering making the move, transferring your responsible sourcing services to LRQA is simple. We'll work with you to ensure your transfer is as smooth as possible.

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