Transparency and accountability are fundamental to the Better Work approach.
This website discloses the names of the apparel factories registered with Better Work country programmes and their compliance with key national and international labour standards.
Transparency has the potential to stimulate factory progress, improve working conditions, bolster the competitiveness of the sector and encourage ethical sourcing.
And in Better Work’s experience this works. Since the programme first started disclosing compliance with labour standards in Cambodia in 2014, the number of factories meeting those standards jumped by 57 per cent in three years—and this was while revenues in the sector grew to their highest recorded levels.
Currently information is available from factories in Haiti, Indonesia, Jordan and Vietnam. Over the coming months, factory information for Bangladesh and Nicaragua will be added. Refer here for insights from Cambodia.
For more information about the Transparency Portal, please look at the About page.