A focus on firm performance

1 Nov 2016

This thematic brief is based on the independent assessment carried by Tufts University on the Better Work Programme

Evidence presented in this brief demonstrates that improvements in working conditions lead to higher productivity and firm profitability. The data also show that participating in Better Work is instrumental in firms’ abilities to achieve those objectives, which in turn are fundamental to firm competitiveness.

Key findings

♦ Better working conditions lead to higher worker productivity
♦ Participation in Better Work leads to an increase in profitability
♦ Training female supervisors increases line productivity
♦ Order sizes increase as firms join and commit to Better Work


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