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Life and Building Safety (LABS) Initiative Launches Platform for Gender Equality in Apparel & Footwear in Cambodia

Phnom Penh, Royal Kingdom of Cambodia, November 2, 2022 Today, Life and Building Safety (LABS) Initiative (“The Initiative”) launched the Platform for Gender Equality in Apparel & Footwear in Cambodia” (PGEAFC) at a workshop organized jointly with the Garment Manufacturers Association of Cambodia (GMAC) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The Platform will provide an opportunity for … Continue reading “Life and Building Safety (LABS) Initiative Launches Platform for Gender Equality in Apparel & Footwear in Cambodia”


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Global apparel and footwear brands join the LABS Initiative in Cambodia

On May 18, IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative launched its Life and Building Safety (LABS) Initiative in Cambodia. Expanding into Cambodia aligns with the program’s ambition to mitigate preventable fire, electrical, and structural building safety risks in key production countries in the sector.


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LABS fire safety methodology integrated in Vietnam’s national assessment guidelines

Under the framework of LABS program, IDH has collaborated with the Ministry of Construction (MOC) in Vietnam to develop ‘Technical guideline for Inspection and Assessment of Fire Safety Conditions of garment and footwear industrial factories’ in the country.


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Over 100 factories now mitigating fire, electrical and structural safety risks

With a few new factories joining the Life and Building Safety (LABS) program recently, LABS now has over 100 apparel factories registered.


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LABS Helpline launched in India and Vietnam

Life And Building Safety (LABS) Initiative has launched a Helpline in Vietnam and India for the factories associated with the program in both countries.


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Global apparel and footwear brands join the Life and Building Safety (LABS) Initiative in India and Vietnam

IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative has launched its Life and Building Safety (LABS) initiative.