About the programme
- Better Work Indonesia opened its doors in 2011. Today, it covers more than 100 factories.
- The programme initially focused in Jakarta but industry expansion has taken the project to Indonesia’s second largest metropolitan area, Bandung and Semarang, the capital of Central Java.
- The garment sector in Indonesia is among the largest in the world, and is growing at over 8% per year, as enterprises move from China to Indonesia. Indonesia is currently ranked 12th in the world in textile exports.
- Better Work has maximized the country’s high literacy rate and usage of mobile phones and social media to pilot various initiatives to improve information flow between factories and the workers they employ, as well as to bring knowledge to workers about their rights.
- Public and private companies in Indonesia are required to fill one percent of posts with employees with disabilities.The Better Work programme has also pioneered many efforts promoting disability inclusive workplaces in the industry, raising awareness among employers through seminars, multi-media tools and more.
- The programme has also contributed to increases in healthy and safety systems and preparedness with an increased number of factories recording accidents, having robust policies and having proper detection systems.
See a current list of all programme donors here