Building a responsible and competitive global garment industry requires patience, commitment, and the involvement of a variety of stakeholders, who tackle complex challenges – both factory-specific and across the supply chain. Workers, their employers, and government are critical pillars for change within countries, and brands and retailers can serve as the fourth pillar of support for stable, sustainable improvement.
Since 2007, Better Work has been working with more than 100 well-known global brands and retailers to support a thriving, competitive garment industry with decent working conditions. We also form partnerships with intermediaries and sourcing agents, to ensure responsibility is shared and support the full supply chain in improving working conditions.
Responsible businesses are critical to the success of Better Work. Through their concern for customers’ values and preferences for ethically sourced fashion, they help drive improvements in factories and support Better Work in strengthening the competitiveness of the garment sector.
Why work with Better Work
Better Work helps global brands and retailers meet a number of challenges in managing their supply chains. We help to mitigate risk and remedy poor working conditions, provide greater transparency on compliance and offer access to unparalleled industry insights and expertise. Better Work brands benefit from cost savings, enhanced reputation and risk management, and a safe venue for collaborating with others to create stable and sustainable sourcing environments.
We engage with brands and retailers through a number of channels, including regular Business Forums, where they have the chance to network with each other and with national and international stakeholders including unions, government, employers’ organizations and NGOs. Brands and retailers also have an opportunity to hear directly from factories and workers on how to work together to transform the industry for the better. Recognizing the role brands and retailers play in improving factory working conditions, we have experts on our team to build and strengthen our partnerships.
When brands and retailers join Better Work, they are making a positive decision for their staff, shareholders, customers and workers in their supply chain.
How to become involved with Better Work as a brand or retailer
We have two channels of engagement available, Partners and Participants. For pricing plans, download our guide.