Fire Lantern is a leading provider of environmental, health, safety and labor assessments, consultation, and research.

Our mission is to show businesses that valuing workers, the environment, and the surrounding communities will make them more successful and sustainable. We believe that an economically just world builds prosperity for society as a whole.

Our partners include brands and retailers, suppliers, workers, and consumers.

Services

 

Compliance Assessment

We conduct individual compliance assessments inline with Brand or Retailer Codes of Conduct, Audit Firm Guidance, and Local Regulations. This includes

  • Managing assessment schedule and payments,
  • Conducting assessments,
  • Managing corrective action plans, and
  • Provide ongoing support through remediation for facilities and clients.

Our breadth of experience includes Security (C-TPAT), Quality (ISO9001), and Social Compliance (including among others Fair Labor Association (FLA) and SMETA both 2 pillar and 4 pillar).

 

Compliance Management

Our services are designed to assist our clients in managing the assessment process more effectively and streamlined, from start to finish. We develop compliance tools, test them, and provide and support for report and data storage. 

  • Compliance Tool Creation Expertise
    • Code of Conduct
    • Supplier Guidance Documents
    • Audit Firm Guidance Documents
    • Report Tool(s) Development
    • Program Policies and Procedures (i.e. grading matrix, etc)
  • Program Launch & Testing Services,
    • Logistics & Scope
    • Tool Assessment and Adjustments as needed
  • Report/Data Storage Consultation 
    • Paper/File Share
    • Database

We offer flexible pricing, managing as much or as little of the process as our clients need.

 

Consultation

Fire Lantern works directly with facilities to develop internal policies and programs in order to achieve regulatory and social compliance standards.

Some past examples include writing 

  • Employee Handbooks
  • Health and Safety Policies
    • Lock Out Tag Out
    • Hazard Communication
    • Emergency Action Plan
  • Job Hazard Analysis
  • Sustainability Policies
  • Health & Safety Training Programs

We also help facilities with Environmental Permit applications including waste water, air emissions, and storm water. 

 

Training

Assessments are not enough to sustain long-term systematic change in the supply chain.

At Fire Lantern we believe that if you provide facility management, workers, and corporate leaders with knowledge and tools to meet regulatory and social compliance standards, they will work to achieve those standards. We offer customized affordable trainings on various topics year round, both online and in person.

We provide informational pamphlets, videos, and links to information available on the web.

 

 

 

 

Research & Impact Studies

Investigative and revealing studies are the back bone to our services. Leveraging a network of global partners and independent consultants, we intend for our work to be useful for businesses and consumers.

Our current focus includes (but is not limited to)

  • Supply Chain Traceability Studies
  • Conflict Minerals
  • Sustainability
  • Environmental Impact Assessments
  • Health & Safety Risk Assessments

Our Team

Fire Lantern blends entrepreneurial thinking with aspirational intentions.

Jennifer J. Winter

Jennifer J. Winter

Founder & Managing Director
Lenard Castaneda

Lenard Castaneda

Operations & Marketing Director
Bryan C. Winter

Bryan C. Winter

Technical Director
Katie E. Bates

Katie E. Bates

Assessor & Senior Project Manager
Joshua Callington

Joshua Callington

Assessor & Senior Project Manager

For more information about Fire Lantern’s services, please contact us.

Are you a brand or retailer seeking to have a better understanding of working conditions in your supply chain?

Are you a manufacturer/farmer seeking to improve conditions for your workers or a better understanding of regulatory requirements for your workers?

Are you a compliance firm seeking experts in US, Canadian, and Mexican labor laws?

Our experts provide invaluable insight.

Be Socially Responsible. Improve Your Business Prospects today.

Join the Force for Positive Social Change.

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Assessor and Project Manager 

Fire Lantern is seeking two ambitious self-starters, who want to deliver positive impact to workers globally. We are looking for an Assessor and Project Manager based in Mexico (preferably in the Mexico City Area) and based in the US (preferably Dallas, Chicago, or Atlanta).

As an Assessor & Project Manager, you will

  • Execute factory-monitoring programs in US, Canada, and Mexico including auditing, training, remediation and follow-up
  • Develop and deliver training opportunities that increase internal and external awareness and promotion of strong compliance
  • Identify regional and country based benchmarks
  • Educate suppliers and Clients in all aspects of Compliance
  • Plus any other requirements as directed by Management

Professional Skills and Abilities

  • Strong business acumen
  • Customer service orientation
  • Results orientated
  • Proven ability to lead transformational change
  • Proven ability to build teams and partnerships
  • Effective problem solving and negotiation skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • High degree of proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet-research / reporting / analysis tools
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information
  • Ability to travel up to 100% of time

Personal Characteristics

  • Highest level of personal and professional integrity and ethics
  • Maintains a global perspective and is culturally sensitive and aware
  • Comfortable driving change and embracing innovation in the face of ambiguity and complexity
  • Embraces a diversity of ideas, approaches and points of view
  • Able to influence key members of the organization; a team player
  • Is authentic, genuine and honest
  • Resolves conflict in a direct manner, maintaining an empathetic approach
  • Possesses a personally engaging style encompassing strong communication and good listening skills

Minimum Education Level

  • College degree
  • Advance degree preferred

Professional Experience

  • 2 years or above relevant experience in Social Compliance auditing
  • 2+ years general management / leadership experience
  • SA8000 Auditor Certification, ISO 9000:2008 Certification, or equivalent is a plus
  • Possess knowledge of International labor standards and human rights issues are preferred
  • Fluent in English and Spanish, Mandarin and Cantonese a plus

To apply send resume and cover letter to fire@firelantern.org.