ELEVATE acquires Laborlink worker surveys

  • Published: 9 August 2017

ELEVATE, the leading business risk and sustainability solutions provider, has acquired Laborlink, including all technology and related business activities, from California-based nonprofit Good World Solutions.

Laborlink is a mobile platform that establishes a two-way communication channel for workers to share their viewpoints in real-time, and for organizations to have clear visibility of worker well-being in their supply chains. Since 2010, Laborlink technology has been deployed in 16 countries and has reached over 1,000,000 workers worldwide.

“The integration of Laborlink technology into our portfolio and assessment process will drive further innovation into the responsible sourcing audit paradigm,” said Ian Spaulding, Chief Executive Officer, ELEVATE. “We’re excited to incorporate Laborlink into the ELEVATE Responsible Sourcing Standard audit and into our customers’ specific audit protocols. We plan to roll out Laborlink’s worker survey and grievance helpline solutions in all audits we perform within one year.”

“Transferring our people and technology to ELEVATE allows us to reach new levels of scale and impact,” said Beth Holzman, Acting Executive Director of Good World Solutions. “Embedding Laborlink and worker engagement into ELEVATE’s 12,000+ audits per year will ensure worker voice is integral to business success. This partnership will make worker engagement supported by technology a central part of auditing, self-assessment, capacity-building and supplier ownership processes.”

The entire Laborlink team from Good World Solutions has joined ELEVATE, and will continue to implement existing programs and scale Laborlink within ELEVATE’s responsible sourcing program. This includes Heather Franzese, Executive Director and co-founder of Good World Solutions, Beth Holzman and Ryan Whitney – who will all continue to lead the Laborlink product and its enhancement as part of the wider ELEVATE portfolio.

For further information, contact:

Bronwyn Alexander
Director, Marketing and Communications, ELEVATE

Beth Holzman
Director, Worker Engagement