Since September 2015, our team in Bangladesh has been delivering our full suite of services under our global Factory Service Model to registered factories. This includes a series of Learning and Assessment services, as detailed below.
The learning part of our process takes place through advisory factory visits, training and industry seminars.
Our advisory work begins with a specially-tailored programme of coaching from our experienced staff. Here we engage factory managers one-on-one in identifying compliance and other issues and establish the means of improvement, working with them every step of the way.
Industry Seminars are an integral part of the advisory process as they provide an important opportunity for factories to learn from their peers. Seminars are participatory, learner-centered workshops that aim to tackle collectively areas of needed improvement identified across factories.
Our innovative training courses for factory representatives support and reinforce the advisory work through detailed instruction on how to tackle challenges and improve workplace relations. Examples of this include training on managing health and safety in the workplace, enabling worker and management representatives to diagnose and improve their own grievance mechanisms, and educating supervisors on how to manage workers and training on setting up proper human resources systems.
We provide a comprehensive assessment to determine each factory’s overall progress on meeting international labour standards and national labour laws. Assessment findings are coupled with the factory’s own diagnosis of problems to provide a fair and well-rounded picture of success, demonstrated progress and areas for continued improvement. As of September 2016, Better Work Bangladesh had completed 88 assessments, released assessment reports 83 and conducted 437 advisory visits.
Enrol your factory or supplier enterprise
If you are a Bangladesh based enterprise working in the ready-made garments industry in Dhaka, Tongi, Gazipur, Savar, Ashulia, Narayanganj or Mymensingh and are interested in our assessment, advisory and training services, please fill out the supplier registration form and return it to us via email.