July 2016, 7th cycle
Better Factories Cambodia’s public reporting initiative discloses factory compliance on key legal requirements. With the release of its seventh cycle report, BFC’s Transparency Database now contains information of about 824 assessments covering 450 factories — 78.2% of the garment factories in Cambodia that possess licences to export. Data from the current reporting period (7th Cycle) indicate that disclosure of factory information on key legal requirements remains an important driver of change. There is a 46% increase in the number of factories in compliance with critical issues when pre- and post- transparency data are compared. Specific improvements on compliance levels on critical issues pre- and post- transparency show positive changes from 2% to 17% in a range of issues.