Guiding factories through their improvement process
Better Work is dedicated to improving working conditions and business competitiveness in global apparel supply chains. To achieve this, the programme works to improve conditions in individual factories while also leveraging our learnings for policy change at both the national and international levels.
This process involves building strong partnerships with governments, business associations, workers and their representative unions, and global apparel buyers.
Factories enrolled in Better Work go through a process of learning that includes assessments, advisory sessions, industry seminars and training. This process combines the use of in person and virtual interventions in a hybrid format to ensure that the factory engagement meets the factory’s needs and remains uninterrupted in circumstances where onsite visits might be difficult.
Areas we cover in our assessments and learning include: child labour, discrimination, forced labour, freedom of association, collective bargaining and national labour law regulations on compensation, contract and workplace relations, occupational safety and health, working hours and more. Through factory engagement, Better Work also aims to address the labour aspects of increasing environmental sustainability. The conditions and improvement in each factory are assessed by Better Work’s enterprise advisors based on the Compliance Assessment Tool (CAT).