FairCapacity Program – India
Reducing labor risks through better production planning and transparency.
Goal: SAI’s comprehensive FairCapacity Program (previously Supplier Capacity Program) will help suppliers, including informal and unauthorized subcontractors, improve their production capacity planning, labor conditions, and business practices, and connect with major brands that have committed to improve their purchasing practices.
Project Duration: Expected 2020-2022
Read the full project overview here.
The FairCapacity Platform officially launched in India on December 10, 2021. Speakers from India’s Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC), the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Cloth Manufacturing Association of India (CMAI), the National Institute of Fashion Technology New Delhi, Neetee Exports, ILO India, GFEMS, and SAI introduced the Platform and discussed how it can help suppliers achieve business and social compliance goals. Download event slides and watch the panel discussion and Platform demo here.
Register for the FairCapacity Platform
Register for the FairCapacity Platform today with no cost and no commitment.
The FairCapacity Platform is now in its pilot phase and registration is available for buyers and suppliers. Follow the registration link and fill in the profile details to register. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email. You will be registered soon after confirmation and receive information to access the FairCapacity Platform.
Join FairCapacity Training & Events
The FairCapacity Program will offer free trainings and events in India each quarter throughout 2022 on topics such as improving labor performance, production capacity planning and calculation, responsible subcontracting in the apparel industry, and more.
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Improving Labor Performance Through Management Systems
(**open to suppliers only)
Friday, July 15, 2022
11 AM – 1 PM IST (India Standard Time)
Socially responsible workplaces benefit business while securing fundamental human rights for workers. At SAI, we believe that management systems are critical for ensuring socially responsible workplaces. The goal of this training is to help suppliers understand and implement management system practices that are necessary for continual improvement of labor performance in their company and supply chain. The training breaks down the concept of management systems into easy-to-understand components and provides participants with practical steps to help strengthen their company’s managements systems.
Apparel manufacturers (i.e. suppliers): This course is designed for suppliers that are interested in improving and strengthening their managements systems and labor performance. The course is open to all suppliers, irrespective of their current management systems maturity. We recommend the following people attend: internal auditors, General Managers, and CSR and Compliance personnel.
Get Access to FairCapacity Assessments & Capacity Building
Garment suppliers in India can also sign up for Management System Assessments (based on SAI’s Social Fingerprint model), to help them measure and map a path to improve on social performance—a company’s preparedness to manage a socially responsible workplace or supply chain. Companies receive a score report and improvement plan, access to one-on-one support from our expert trainers, and customized tools to support improvement.
If interested, please reach out to the India program leads, Archana Panda and Murali Subramanian. Our country leads are a local resource for FairCapacity participants and are experts in assessing management systems and labor performance and supporting improvements for companies of all types.
India Program Leads
Operations Manager, Lead Accreditation Auditor, and FairCapacity Program Lead (India)
Social Accountability Accreditation Services (SAAS) and Social Accountability International (SAI)
WhatsApp #: +91-9377012135
Manager of Capacity Building and Outreach and FairCapacity Program Lead (India)
Social Accountability International (SAI)
WhatsApp #: +91-9845045674
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