Better Factories Cambodia (BFC)’s public reporting initiative discloses factory compliance on key legal requirements. This report summarises the following: Critical Issues, Low Compliance Factories and Strike information. BFC has been reporting on these issues and releasing the information publicly since 2014.
With the release of cycle 11, the Transparency Database has accumulated information gathered from 1,580 assessment reports covering 579 garment factories that possess an export license in Cambodia since 2014. Out of the 579 different factories, 114 factories have since closed, leaving 465 registered, in operation and with BFC. There is a prerequisite to be in the transparency portal. If a factory has had two assessments (conducted annually), then will be subject to the database. As such, 42 factories that are in BFC’s assessment programme are not yet in the database.