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LABS Newsletter – October 2022

With the COVID-19 situation improving in most regions, LABS is progressing forward with onboarding factories and supporting remediations. The program achieved yet another landmark of onboarding over 350 factories globally. LABS India completed its first Factory Graduation. Over the quarter, apart from general operations, focus was centered on improving operational excellence and moving towards systems … Continue reading “LABS Newsletter – October 2022”


LABS Newsletter – July 2022

The second quarter of 2022 was fruitful with multiple program achievements. The formal launch in Cambodia marked a key milestone for the program in May, 2022. The factory onboarding activities were initiated in Cambodia, with the initial group of Assessments conducted in June. Also in June, LABS program achieved the landmark of onboarding 300 factories … Continue reading “LABS Newsletter – July 2022”

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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.


LABS Newsetter – April 2022

LABS achieved yet another milestone by onboarding over 250 factories across its countries of operation. We maintain a steady state of operations at factories in India. Due to a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases in Vietnam, LABS processes at factories (e.g., assessments, follow-up visits, safety training, and remediation) diminished in line with the National Government … Continue reading “LABS Newsetter – April 2022”


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.


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.