Better Work mobilizes governments, global brands, unions and employers’ associations to improve working conditions, drive competitiveness and help lift millions of people out of poverty.
As a partnership between the UN’s International Labour Organization and the International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group, Better Work knows how to bring diverse groups together to create positive action that improves working conditions while stimulating productivity and competitiveness.
Better Work creates lasting, measurable change by empowering factories to improve the working conditions in their facilities. Better Work’s assessments are the global gold standard for rigour and integrity, and their training and advisory services change attitudes as well as behaviours.
Better Work’s experience and research has demonstrated – to employers, unions, governments and global brands –that improving working conditions and defending the rights of workers benefits all of us. Better Work has improved the lives of more than three million workers and millions more family members, while enhancing the profitability of their employers. There is no trade-off between better work and better business.
Through comprehensive, university-led research, and by sharing best practices from on-the-ground experience, Better Work is able to shape the agenda well beyond the countries in which we work, influencing governments, brands and policy-makers to make improving working conditions a top priority.