This report draws on the findings of assessments conducted in 257 factories in Vietnam during the period October 2015 to December 2016. It presents a snapshot of non-compliance rates in a range of areas linked to working conditions and fundamental rights at work. It also provides factory-led insights into the key drivers of non-compliance based on Better Work’s assessment and advisory work with enterprises.
In addition, the report also examines trend data for selected issues that are now subject to public reporting in Vietnam, which not only helps to build a picture of the compliance landscape over the last 6 years, but also offers an indication of the issues that will likely emerge for priority attention by factories as they face greater public exposure of their working conditions – and legal compliance – in the coming years.
Assessment results from factories covered in this report are largely consistent with the findings of previous Better Work reports, with non-compliance most heavily concentrated in the working conditions clusters, particularly Occupational Safety and Health, and Contracts and Human Resources. In terms of core labour standards, collective bargaining and management interference are the leading compliance challenges for factories.