Transparency is at the core of the Life and Building Safety program. Only by providing insights into the program and its partners, LABS can be as effective as possible. Therefore, once the LABS program is fully operational, high levels of transparency will be provided, particularly surrounding its standard, activities, progress, and remediation status of factory partners.

The program will publicly share:

  • The LABS Standard and Methodology by which factories are measured for Structural, Fire and Electrical safety
  • Assessment protocols
  • The program’s factory list
  • Factory assessment data (also when a factory is long-term non-compliant)
  • Corrective action plans (CAPs)
  • Remediation reports
  • Helpline data
  • LABS newsletters
Factories


Factories onboarded

India: 102

Vietnam: 157

Workers reached

India: 127490

Vietnam: 426285

Factories assessed

India: 76

Vietnam: 118



FACTORY STATUS REPORT
Remediations Update
VIETNAM INDIA

FIRE
  • 100% of the factories have removed temporary obstacles from evacuation pathways
  • 72% of the factories have provided additional emergency lighting
  • 61% of the factories have installed the additional fire detectors
  • 46% of the factories remediated issues related to the exit door
  • 68% of the factories have installed emergency lights
  • 75% of the factories have removed temporary obstacles in evacuation pathways
  • 76% of the factories have installed illuminated exit signs
  • 42% of the factories have removed locking mechanisms from exit doors

ELECTRICAL
  • 94% of the factories have removed lint and dust from electrical panels and distribution boards
  • 86% of the factories have remediated the issues related to the supplies to life safety systems
  • 95% of the factories have remediated issues related to high temperatures in electrical panels and distribution boards
  • 70% of the factories have provided protective earthing connections
  • 95% of the factories have taken necessary corrective actions to reduce the high temperatures in electrical panels and distribution boards
  • 93% of the factories have removed lint and dust from electrical panels and distribution boards
  • 94% of the factories have provided earthing connections for electrical components
  • 56% of the factories remediated issues related to drawings and layouts (such as single line diagrams, earthing layouts, and electrical layouts

STRUCTURAL
  • 55% of the factories have remediated the issues related to the vertical structural system
  • 62% of the factories have remediated the issues related to the visible distress in structural members
  • 58% of the factories have added or tightened bracings for the lateral structural system in their steel buildings
  • 53% of the factories have remediated issues related to cracks in beams and columns
  • 33% of the factories have remediated corrosion in non-engineered structures (such as MS Sheds)
  • 55% of the factories have remediated dampness in walls
  • 37% of the factories have remediated the issues related to load plans

LABS Initiative will post information about factories that are behind schedule in their remediation activities or are terminated from the program due to consistently missing remediation deadlines. Brand’s sourcing teams will have access to detailed data on this.

LABS will monitor remedial actions. Assessments will be performed by vetted experts. LABS Factory Coordinators will function as facilitators between factories and LABS Brands and Retailers regarding monitoring, assessment and remediation.

LABS is committed to monitor corrective action plans (CAPs) as per LABS Standards and Methodology. An account for each participating factory will be created on the Fair Factories Clearinghouse (FFC) online platform to share reports, assessments, training information, and CAPs with the participating brands. Inspections by LABS vetted assessment firms will be reported on the FFC platform. Summaries of the remediation data will also be shared with wider stakeholders, on the LABS website, which shows which factories are committed to making a positive change.

 

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