Life and Building Safety (LABS) Initiative launch in Cambodia

18 May 2022

Phnom Penh, Cambodia


IDH is organizing a public launch of its Life and Building Safety (LABS) Initiative in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on May 18, 2022. LABS has completed a pilot phase in Cambodia and is now being launched to work with factories across the country to promote safer working conditions for factory workers in the apparel, footwear, and accessories industry.

LABS has been operational in India and Vietnam since 2019, where over 572,000 workers have benefitted from the program. Expanding into Cambodia aligns with the program’s ambition to mitigate preventable fire, electrical, and structural building safety risks in key production countries in the sector, by assessing factories and providing a framework for their monitoring, mitigating, and remediating.

The participants at the launch event will include industry associations, civil society organizations (CSOs), NGOs, governments and educational institutes.

For more information and learn about the program activities in India and Vietnam, visit: