Factory enterprises are key partners in our efforts to create better conditions for garment workers in a way that also boosts business performance. We believe that effective cooperation and mutual trust between employers and their workers not only leads to better working conditions but also better results for business.
More than 1300 factories in seven countries have already decided to follow the path toward sustainable improvement by joining the Better Work programme. Our comprehensive package of innovative factory services have been designed to assist factories to identify and solve challenges while bolstering business competitiveness.
The majority of factories in Better Work are owned by foreign investors and manufacturing conglomerates from South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong. We also work at the headquarter level of these companies to develop strategies, share best practices and strengthen the implementation of change interventions at site level. We frequently organise industry seminars in Seoul and Hong Kong on how to design and implement social dialogue and effective management systems.
Our research data indicates a clear correlation between improvements in factories such as compliance with labour laws, and increased productivity, profitability and resilience for enterprises. Workers in factories who enjoy a clean, safe and equitable working environment are also more motivated, loyal and less likely to leave their jobs—all of which can improve business performance.