SLCP and BW have jointly concluded that BW’s assessment process and quality assurance framework is at minimum on par with SLCP’s Verification Protocol and oversight mechanism. This means that Better Work assessment data and SLCP verified data are considered equal, regardless of the differences in the process. BW assessment data can therefore be shared with the SLCP Gateway.
Better Work uses Step 1 of SLCP’s Data Collection Tool for their factory assessments. Better Work follows their own assessment approach and protocols to complete factory assessments. At the end of the BW assessment process, the (Step 1) data can be shared with the Gateway.
If you as a Better Work enrolled facility wish to share Step 2 or Step 3 data with the SLCP Gateway, you must complete a self-assessment prior to your Better Work assessment. We recommend having a look at this list of brands accepting SLCP verified data, and the Step that they require. We recommend that you check with all of your clients/brands before choosing the Step for your self-assessment on the BW platform. Once the Step is selected, it cannot be changed.
Note: Better Work does not verify self-assessments and does not act as a Verifier Body. Self-assessment data is considered "enhanced" self-assessment data by SLCP due to the close engagement between Better Work and the Better Work factory, and the regular interactions to facilitate social dialogue between workers and management.