Better Work Vietnam offers the full suite of services under our global Factory Service Model to registered factories adapted to the Vietnamese garment sector, as explained 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 problem areas 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, just to name a few. During the first semester of 2016 only, BWV organized 14 public training courses, attended by 379 people from 173 factories, 58% of whom were women.
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.
Areas covered by our assessments include:
International Labor Standards:
- Forced Labor
- Child Labor
- Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining
National Labor Law:
- Working Time
- Contracts and Human Resources
- Occupational Safety and Health
Click here to see the Better Work Vietnam Compliance Assessment Tool.
Enroll your factory or supplier enterprise
If you are a Vietnam-based enterprise working in the ready-made garments or footwear industry and are interested in registering for Better Work services (assessment, advisory and training), please complete the “Registration Inquiry” form to help us determine your eligibility. Once you have submitted this form, Better Work Vietnam will get back to you shortly to let you know if we are able to enroll you.