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