Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / IFC & ILO to improve labor standards in apparel industry
IFC & ILO to improve labor standards in apparel industry
08
Oct '08
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and the International Labour Organization launched the Better Work Vietnam program to improve working conditions for more than 700,000 workers in the Vietnamese apparel industry and boost the international competitiveness of the sector.

Better Work Vietnam is the largest of the country programs developed by the joint ILO-IFC Better Work global program. This voluntary, industry-based initiative seeks to strengthen relationships between international buyers, local enterprises, governments and worker organizations to improve working conditions and competitiveness.

The program in Vietnam will also aim to enhance enterprise performance and market access, create a more cost-effective process for labor standards compliance, and assist the government in improving labor standards and economic development.

Rachel Kyte, IFC's Vice President for Business Advisory Services, said: “We are excited about Better Work Vietnam. IFC's experience shows that there is a clear and strong business case for companies to effectively manage their social risks. Better Work is an opportunity to demonstrate that responsible labor practices have the potential to open export markets.”

Gap Inc. is one of several international buyers that are supporters of the program. "We strongly support the expansion of efforts to Vietnam to improve working conditions in the global supply chain," said Dan Henkle, Senior Vice-President for Social Responsibility at Gap Inc.

"The Better Work platform is a model that demonstrates how improvements are possible when the right stakeholders are at the table."

Mr. Kari Tapiola, Executive Director of the Standards and Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work Sector of the ILO, said that “decent work is an essential requirement for individuals, their associations and communities to build a better future. Improving labor standards in global supply chains is vital to achieving this. The ILO is enthusiastic about the Better Work program in Vietnam.”

The program in Vietnam is being implemented in partnership with and funded by MPDF, a private sector development initiative in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Lao PDR managed by IFC, whose donors are Australia, Canada, Finland, IFC, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland.

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, creates opportunity for people to escape poverty and improve their lives.

The International Labour Organization

Must ReadView All

Courtesy: India ITME

Textiles | On 8th Dec 2016

Industry needs to create 1cr jobs in 3yrs: Kavita Gupta

Sharing several initiatives laid out by the government in R&D,...

Textiles | On 8th Dec 2016

Package will boost made-ups sector: SIMA

The reforms package approved by the Union Cabinet to boost employment ...

Textiles | On 8th Dec 2016

Cabinet okays reforms to boost jobs in made-ups sector

The Union Cabinet chaired by prime minister Narendra Modi has given...

Interviews View All

Shawn Honeycutt
Bolger & O'Hearn

‘The Indian market is interesting and rather persistent in seeking new...

Kamlesh Vaghela
RK Textiles

Very few machinery manufacturers have R&D units

Giovanni Pizzamiglio, Paolo Crespi & Riccardo Robustelli
Epson, For.Tex & F.lli Robustelli

‘The percentage share of printing in the global textile market is pretty...

Urs Stalder
Sanitized AG

Urs Stalder, CEO, Sanitized AG, talks about the increasing use of hygiene...

Ashok Desai
Bombay Textile Research Association

Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) is a leading name in textile...

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

Suominen Corporation is a manufacturer of nonwovens as roll goods for...

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to...

Pranav Mishra
Huemn

Designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty’s Huemn is known for its...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH
December 2016

December 2016

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


Advanced Search