Supply Chain Innovation

Our Methodology

FLA's Sustainable Compliance methodology (SCI) advances workers’ rights by effecting progressive and sustained improvements in employment practices and working conditions. SCI is designed to move the field of social compliance beyond policing and band-aid fixes. We have found that the conventional framework for conducting audits is useful for remedying immediate problems in the workplace and has, over time, succeeded in protecting workers from the most egregious violations of labor rights. However, conventional audits do little to prevent recurring violations or drive sustainable and progressive improvements in working conditions. This system of assessment helps improve workers' lives by gauging usual and normal working conditions rather than a snapshot on a particular day; and uncovering root causes of problems and providing systemic, sustainable solutions so that problems are fixed in a lasting way. Explore the infographic and download the SCI fact sheet below.