Transparency is at the core of the Life and Building Safety program. By providing insights into the program and its partners, LABS strives to be as effective as possible. Therefore, maintaining a high level of transparency, LABS publicly shares information around its standard, activities, progress, and remediation status of factory partners. Additionally, LABS also share Helpline data on a regular basis

The program publicly shares:

  • 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

Workers reached

Safety trainings conducted

Factories assessed

India
Vietnam
Cambodia
Indonesia
158
232
94
48
198566
530583
202215
144705
267
537
125
45
152
228
88
42


FACTORY STATUS REPORT
Remediations Update
DISCIPLINES VIETNAM INDIA CAMBODIA

FIRE

• 100% of the factories removed the temporary obstacles on the evacuation pathways
• 91% of the factories provided additional emergency lighting
• 93% of the factories added fire alarms
• 78% of the factories installed extra fire detectors
• 93% of the factories remediated issues related to exit doors

• 99% of the factories installed emergency lights
• 96% of the factories removed temporary obstacles on the evacuation pathways
• 97% of the factories have installed illuminated exit signages
• 89% of the factories removed the locking mechanisms from exit doors

• 92% of the factories installed emergency lights
• 97% of the factories removed the temporary obstacles on the evacuation pathways
• 63% of the factories installed illuminated exit signages
• 47% of the factories removed the locking mechanisms from exit doors


ELECTRICAL

• 93% of the factories removed lint and dust from electrical panels and DBs
• 98% of the factories reduced the high temperatures observed in electrical panels and DBs
• 100% of the factories remediated issues regarding the Supplies to Life Safety Systems
• 88% of the factories provided protective earthing connections

• 90% of the factories eliminated the lint and dust from electrical panels and Dbs
• 98% of the factories reduced the high temperatures in electrical panels and Dbs
• 96% of the factories provided PE connections for electrical components

•89% of the factories removed lint and dust from electrical panels and DBs
• 85% of the factories reduced the high temperatures in electrical panels and DBs
• 83% of the factories provided earthing connections for the electrical component.


STRUCTURAL

• 85% of the factories repaired the missing/incomplete bracing in steel building
• 72% of the factories fixed the visible distress in structural members, such as
cracks on columns, beams, or slabs
• 74% of the factories provided the Allowable Loading Plans throughout the
factory building

• 78% of the factories fixed the cracks in beams and columns
• 79% of the factories removed corrosion in non-engineered structures, such as MS
Shed
• 82% of the factories eliminated the wall dampness

•91% of the factories mended cracks in beams and columns
• 96% of the factories eliminated the corrosion in non-engineered structures
• 87% of the factories removed the dampness in walls

LABS Initiative posts 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 have access to detailed data on this.

LABS monitors remedial actions and assessments are performed by vetted experts. LABS Factory Coordinators function as facilitators between factories and LABS Brands and Retailers regarding monitoring, assessment and remediation.

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