TRANSPARENCY

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

If a factory remains long term non-compliant, LABS will make this information public. It will be up to the Brand and Retailers individually to make the decision to continue or suspend their commercial relationship with the non-compliant factory.

LABS will monitor remedial actions. The program ensures that improvements are sustained through technical and public policy experts. Assessments will be performed by vetted experts. LABS Factory Coordinators will function as the mediate between factories and LABS Brand and Retailers on monitoring, assessment and remediation.

LABS Initiative is committed to monitor consistent corrective action plans (CAPs) as per LABS Standards and Methodology. To ensure this, it is building an IT-platform for following up on mitigation identified in the CAPs.