MSI Case Study: Social and Labor Convergence Program (SLCP)

“Working with OAR IDs will support SLCP to increase the credibility of our verified data and boost user confidence.”

OAR IDs provide a common language for SLCP stakeholders

The SLCP Gateway is the central repository for all SLCP-verified social and labour data. It connects multiple platforms and a wide range of stakeholders. A key challenge SLCP faces is ensuring that it has an accurate and reliable way to consistently identify facilities across the different platforms it connects, and amongst stakeholders.

Making use of OAR IDs provides a common language for all stakeholders and platforms linking to the SLCP Gateway. It enables everyone to match facilities on the Gateway to facilities in their own operating systems. Connecting with the OAR also helps SLCP to transparently demonstrate which facilities are making use of SLCP to collect and verify their social and labour data.

There are over 2,000 facilities in the SLCP Gateway, all of whom can now add their OAR ID to their Gateway profile. This improves clarity and reduces confusion for the facilities themselves, SLCP’s signatory organizations and the users of its Accredited Hosts partners, such as Higg Co and Fair Factories Clearinghouse (FFC).

Image shows the logo of Social & Labor Convergence.

The Social and Labor Convergence Program (SLCP) aims to create an efficient, scalable and sustainable solution for social audits. It is working to implement the first industry-wide framework to assess social and labour conditions. This framework includes a standard-agnostic tool and verification methodology which collects objective social and labour data that stakeholders can use to identify opportunities for improvement and track progress. One assessment for all; vast amounts of resources saved.