The Association for Professional Social Compliance Auditors (APSCA) was created to ensure professionalism, consistency and credibility of individual auditors and organizations performing independent social compliance audits, and to promote the use of independent social compliance audits, as a tool to advance workplace conditions for workers, globally. The APSCA certification process will ensure auditors have consistent training, education, background checks, and demonstrate competencies that are standard requirements in comparable professional auditor associations.Joining APSCA, ALGI aims at ensuring consistency in its services, as all auditors comply with the highest standards.

For further information follow the link: http://www.theapsca.org/.

The Social Labor Conversion Program is a platform aiming at avoiding audit fatigue and duplicate information by collecting data related to social compliance in one place. Among the data to be collected and analyzed is child and forced labor, occupational health and safety, and fair wages. The project does not focus on establishing minimum requirements, and is not structured as a grading or ranking systemrather to be a source of accurate information with the end goal of facilitating effective tools to improve working conditions 

For further information follow the link: https://slconvergence.org/

Textile Exchange is a global non-profit organization that works closely with its members to drive industry transformation in preferred fibers, integrity standards and responsible supply networks This with the end goal of evolving business and supply chain strategies with the best sustainability practices regarding farming, materials, processing, traceability and product end-of-life. Textile Exchange focuses on minimizing the harmful impacts of the global textile industry on the world’s water, soil and air, and the human population, and maximizing its positive effects, with the mission of making a real and meaningful change in the industry. 

 Members include textile suppliers, service providers, manufacturers, brands and retailers, and farmers.

 For further information follow the link: https://textileexchange.org/members/

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) is an industry-wide group of more than 250 leading apparel, footwear, and textile, brands, retailers, suppliers, service providers, trade associations, nonprofits/NGOs, and academic institutions working to reduce the environmental and social impact of their products. Through multi-stakeholder engagement, the SAC seeks to lead the industry toward a shared vision of sustainability built upon a common approach for measuring and evaluating apparel, footwear, and textile product sustainability performance that spotlights priorities for action and opportunities for technological innovation. 

For further information follow the link: https://apparelcoalition.org/members/ 

The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) is the national trade association representing apparel, footwear and other sewn products companies, and their suppliers, who compete in the global market. 

AAFA counts with more than 1,000 world famous name brands, retailers, and manufacturers, and is the trusted public policy and political voice of the apparel and footwear industry. 

 

For more information follow the link: Resource Profile Display (aafaglobal.org) 

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