The Life and Building Safety (LABS) Initiative is an industry-driven program, in which multiple brands and retailers are joining forces with public and civil society organizations to operate a scalable program to mitigate preventable fire, electrical and structural safety risks in key apparel and footwear producing countries in a targeted way.
Many workers in key apparel producing countries work in unsafe environments which can have lethal consequences. That's why it’s the mission of the Life and Building Safety (LABS) Initiative to provide safer working conditions for factory workers in the apparel and footwear industry.
We organize our activities around identifying and solving risks related to fire and electrical hazards, structural building safety, and evacuation, so workers can lead better lives.
This is done by developing country-specific solutions. Here, we create a life-safety program that delivers a harmonized framework for monitoring, assessment, risk reduction, and remediation.
Promoting a safe and secure working environment is a key element of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. In past years, the tragic events at factories in Bangladesh and Pakistan have highlighted the urgent need to address life and building safety in the apparel and footwear industry.
Vietnam, August 6, 2019/ India, August 28, 2019: IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative has launched its Life and Building Safety (LABS) initiative..
Vietnam, October 21, 2019/India, November 6, 2019: Life And Building Safety (LABS) Initiative has launched a Helpline in Vietnam and India for..