With the suspension of factories, loss of jobs, and livelihood concerns, Better Factories Cambodia collaborated with partners such as the government, GMAC, unions and the UN to support the sector. This is essential to address the crisis and to ensure decent work and social justice are at the core of building a better future in Cambodia.
Sara Park, Programme Manager of Better Factories Cambodia
In two decades of operation, Better Factories Cambodia has evolved to have an ever-increasing impact on the garment sector in Cambodia. It was the first Programme and today remains a central part of the larger Better Work global presence. Better Factories Cambodia supports sustainable solutions for industry-wide change. In 2020, factory-level social dialogue between workers and management, and tailored advisory services and training for factories, have helped mitigate the impacts of COVID-19. The programme has also focused on creating a greater sense of ownership among factory workers and management to ensure greater compliance across the sector, promoting decent, safe jobs for more than half a million workers, especially women.