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Global apparel and footwear brands join the LABS Initiative 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 Newsetter – April 2022
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LABS Newsetter – April 2022

LABS achieved yet another milestone by onboarding over 250 factories across its countries of operation. We maintain a steady state...
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LABS Program Report — August 2018 – December 2021
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LABS Program Report — August 2018 – December 2021

As we approach the end of the second full year of LABS operations, we aim to present an introduction to our approach and methodology followed by program achievements and our learnings to date.
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LABS Newsletter – January 2022
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LABS Newsletter – January 2022

While 2021 was a challenging year regarding the completion of processes, LABS onboarded 265 factories and completed assessments at 250 factories by year's end. We continue maintaining a steady state of operations at factories in India and Vietnam. Please find our latest newsletter with an overview of LABS’ activities for last quarter.
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LABS organizes consultation workshop on Standards & Methodology in Cambodia
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LABS organizes consultation workshop on Standards & Methodology in Cambodia

On January 12, 2022, LABS organized a consulting workshop with the assistance of EuroCham Cambodia to discuss the first draft of the Standard with industry stakeholder groups including, but not limited to, government, apparel and footwear factories, trade associations, civil society organizations (CSOs), and brand partners.
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LABS Newsletter – October 2021
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LABS Newsletter – October 2021

Over this quarter, LABS achieved an important milestone by onboarding over 250 factories. We continue maintaining a steady state of operations at factories in India. However, in Vietnam due to the huge spike in COVID-19 cases across the nation, the LABS processes at factories were impeded. Please find our latest newsletter with an overview of LABS’ activities for last quarter.
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LABS to commence full-scale operations in Cambodia by 2022
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LABS to commence full-scale operations in Cambodia by 2022

LABS Initiative will commence full-scale operations in Cambodia by early 2022. Preparatory work has been initiated from May 2021.
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LABS Newsletter – July 2021
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LABS Newsletter – July 2021

In the past quarter, LABS achieved yet another milestone by onboarding over 200 factories in total. We continued maintaining a steady state of operations at factories in Vietnam. In India, however, the huge spike in COVID-19 cases across the nation caused a decrease in various LABS processes at factories. Please download our latest newsletter for an overview of the LABS' activities for last quarter.
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LABS Newsletter – April 2021
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LABS Newsletter – April 2021

With new factory nominations incoming this year, we resumed full-scale operations and the cooperation received from Brands and Factories has been commendable. Please find our latest newsletter with an overview of LABS' activities for last quarter.
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