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SLCP - The Social and Labor Convergence Program




about slcp

The Social and Labor Convergence Program (SLCP) aims at implementing a converged assessment framework that supports stakeholders’ efforts to improve working conditions in global supply chains. It is to replace current proprietary tools and in turn eliminate audit fatigue by avoiding duplications and reducing the number of social & labor audits.

As an approved Verified Body to the SLCP Verification, SGS’s professionals are qualified to conduct assessment and ensure the accuracy and completeness of the data collected through accuracy of the data collected through self/joint assessment of facilities, using the Converged Assessment Framework.

service at a glance

Verification scope

Step 1Step 2Step 3
  • Recruitment and Hiring
  • Working Hours
  • Wages and Benefits
  • Worker Treatment
  • Worker Involvement
  • Health and Safety
  • Termination
  • Cover all Step 1 services
  • Management Systems
  • Cover all Step 1 and Step 2 services
  • Above and Beyond:
    • Workplace Well-being
    • Community Impact
    • Facility Comments

What SGS offer?:

Onsite Verification

Hybrid Verification 

  • Generally, all verifications need to be completed onsite
  • A mix of onsite verification and virtual verification
  • Applicable to factories that are not able to conduct a full onsite verification with external factors, e.g. COVID-19

More information on: Facility Guide to SLCP Virtual & Onsite Verification

why sgs?

Recognized Qualification of Professionalism
SGS is a founding member and full member of the leading industry association, Association of Professional Social Compliance Auditors (APSCA). 

Instill Trust in Competency
With over 30 years of social compliance field experience, SGS’s strong technical background translates into the approval to conduct social responsibility assessments against a range of internationally recognized codes and standards.

Global Coverage with Local Expertise
Global and local network of experienced auditors is spread throughout sourcing countries, with over 600 auditors registered with the Association of Professional Social Compliance Auditors (APSCA).

Uniqueness and Credibility
SGS is an approved Verified Body to the SLCP Verification covering Asian sourcing countries.

Order flow

1. Request A Quote

Complete the form to get an initial quote online

2. Confirm Quote

Confirm requirement, scope and schedule to finalize the quote

3. Arrange Payment

Arrange bank transfer payment and send record to us

4. Onsite Service

Conduct service based on committed schedule

5. Receive Report

Receive our audit report and certificate


SLCP converged assessment framework will:

  • Collect compliance and performance information from production facilities
  • Employ a robust verification process
  • Facilitate operation (data hosting & sharing)

SLCP converged assessment framework will NOT:

  • Set minimum requirements
  • Be a scoring/ranking system, certification program or Code of Conduct
  • Instead, it will be compatible with existing systems
  1. Self-assessment
  2. Verification
  3. Data sharing

The SLCP related resources and gateway are free of charge. Below 3 parts of fees will be included:

  • Onsite verification fee (determined and charged by verification firm)
  • SLCP administration fee (USD300 per verification charged by SLCP)
  • Accredited host fee (determined and charged by accredited host)

The self-assessment must be completed in English; and the completion rate shall be at least 95%.

There is offline excel version for self-assessment data collection tool, which can be exported from accredited host. The offline data collection tool needs to be imported to accredited host after completion. It’s suggested to complete the online self-assessment or export/import offline tool under stable internet connection.

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