Initiative promotes safer working conditions for apparel, footwear workers

The Life and Building Safety (LABS) Initiative was officially launched in Hanoi on August 6 by IDH – the sustainable trade initiative and the Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association (VITAS), aiming to promote safer conditions for factory workers in the apparel and footwear industries.

The standards are built based on international practices and relevant regulations in Vietnam. The programme was piloted in 29 Vietnamese apparel and footwear factories, who are having contracts with the mentioned brands, and it is ready to applied in other firms nationwide in the coming time.

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