The latest sample covers 207 factories assessed once between October 2014 and October 2015. Based on findings from these assessments, this thematic report examines in closer detail some of the more salient issues related to the Compensation cluster, providing further insights into the key drivers of non-compliance and the obstacles faced when trying to advocate for improvements at the factory level. Where relevant and useful, these explanations are supported by short case studies informed by Better Work Enterprise Advisors’ observations at the factory level in Vietnam.
In the second part of the report, we examine trends from a smaller sample of factories that have been assessed four times, once each year since the inception of the programme. These findings provide an indicative picture of how compliance has evolved over time and points to areas of suggested priority in the coming years to address areas experiencing consistently low and/or decreasing compliance.
Better Work publishes compliance synthesis reports for each of its country programmes, presenting analysis of non-compliance at the aggregate level. The goal of these reports is to provide transparent information for all programme stakeholders regarding working conditions in the factories participating in the programme.