Better Work Indonesia: Garment Industry 5th Compliance Synthesis Report

Indonesia is the world’s fourth most populous nation, the world’s 10th largest economy in term of purchasing power parity, and a member of the G-20. The labour force is estimated as many as 125.3 million people, whereof a total of 2.2 million1 people work in the garment sector. Around a quarter of these workers (516.352) work in 1,749 large and medium enterprises which are strongly connected to the export market.

The Better Work Indonesia (BWI) Programme seeks to address the above issues by focusing on improving workers’ lives and strengthening the competitiveness of Indonesian garmentsector. BWI Programme is being implemented in three phases over an eight-year period (2011-2018). As of June 2015, BWI has worked with 140 factories, with a total of 280,003 workers of which 83% are female workers.These factories employ 111 to 12,899 workers, meaning that all these factories fall under the BPS definition of large enterprises (above 100 workers).

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