At Better Work, we want to make sure that our programme brings change. That’s why we measure the impact of our work on workers, their communities, but also on firms’ business, as we want to prove that good working conditions offer a more profitable business model than a sweatshop environment. To this end, we are gathering large-scale, high quality impact data which detail how not meeting specific worker rights issues bring down factory profits and how policies to improve circumstances for workers lead to healthier and more satisfied workers, higher productivity, increased earnings and tangible development benefits.
Since 2007, a team of expert researchers from Tufts University has led the way in independently assessing the impact of Better Work, providing the information and analysis we need to constantly improve and build on what we do, gathering data and examining results across countries.
We also collaborate with a number of universities that analyse our data and our programme, and adding another dimension our knowledge-driven international environment, we host visiting scholars from renowned academic institutions across the globe who produce discussion papers on specific topics of interest, helping us understand trends in the garment sector and supply chains.