Independent research commissioned by Better Work provides evidence that public reporting significantly contributes to continuous improvement in factory compliance levels. Better Work Jordan released its first public synthesis report in May 2010. The present report illustrates the findings of the assessments carried out between December 2009 and December 2010 by Better Work Jordan in 24 factories, which employ a total of 20,203 workers of the approximately 40,000 in the industry. Of these, ten have received a second assessment visit.
A partnership between the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), Better Work Jordan was launched in February 2008. Its goal is to reduce poverty in Jordan by expanding decent work opportunities in the apparel sector. The program aims to improve the competitiveness of the industry by improving compliance with Jordanian labour law and the ILO’s core labour standards.
Please read here the statement of the PAC about this report.