Nike is a signatory of the Social Labor Convergence Program (SLCP), a pioneering initiative that seeks to develop a simple, unified and effective industry-wide way to assess labor, health and safety conditions in factories, with the goal of replacing current proprietary audit tools used by individual companies. This would reduce the number of audits, increase industry efficiency, reduce audit-related costs and allow participating organizations to invest resources previously designated for compliance audits into the improvement of social and labor conditions. It would also be a step in the direction of enabling a more collaborative approach to address risks and opportunities in the industry.
It is also based on a model of supplier ownership which aligns with Nike’s approach to sustainable and consistent performance. Nike has been actively involved in supporting the development of this tool and verification methodology as well as piloting this approach in our supply chain.