During the first quarter of 2023, we set the pace to strengthen the program and its reach. Globally, we completed over 600 safety trainings and 400 assessments. As an important milestone, LABS will expand into Indonesia this year and the groundwork for the launch is progressing steadily.
The LABS Standards & Methodology was revised in India to include the home textiles industry, thus providing access to additional factories. In March 2023, Good Practice sessions were conducted in India, Vietnam, and Cambodia for factories and other stakeholders. There were over 400 participants in these sessions with representatives from factories, brands, textile associations, and the respective government representatives.
LABS is also launching a chat platform to strengthen outreach to workers and provide an agency to report incidents.
We hope you enjoy these updates and look forward to any inputs you may have!