Sustained change in our industry takes time and investment. As a leading sourcing company, we support our suppliers to improve factory working conditions to meet ever-changing industry expectations.
Our assessment, technical support and capacity-building efforts focus on establishing better-managed factories and better working conditions. We believe that to achieve sustained change in the supply chain, it is essential to support factories to raise compliance standards and ensure that factories have the information and training to build their capacity to integrate social and environmental best practices into their day-to-day operations. Building capability across our supplier base helps raise compliance standards in the industry.
Our services are helping factories build sustainable, compliant operations. Our training programs focus on: fire and electrical safety, hazards identification and risk assessment, environmental sustainability, employment practices and employee relations, achieving sustainable compliance, root cause analysis, achieving C-TPAT standards, human trafficking and forced labor, and conflict minerals.
Sustainability Resource Center
Our Sustainability Resource Center website provides our suppliers access to our compliance resources and tools, industry updates and training schedules designed to help suppliers better understand key compliance and operational issues, challenges and implications so that they can identify specific areas of improvement and develop action plans to enhance their performance. Information is regularly updated and materials are available in multiple languages.
Toolkits on how to improve key areas of business operations and health and safety are available, including Occupational Health & Safety, Building Safety Management, Fire Safety Management, Hazard Identification & Risk Assessment, Employee Relations, and Workforce Planning.
Li & Fung’s Sustainable Suggestions for our Partners are “how to get started” modules on energy and water efficiency, GHG reduction, sustainable buildings, waste management, lean manufacturing, and human resources.
Fire Safety for Workers
A core part of the toolkit is a suite of short, practical videos that are available in 14 languages and were developed from the point of view of managers or workers to better communicate key issues. Our fire safety video highlights what to do in case of a fire and how to build a system to manage fire safety.