Better work Indonesia is part of the Better Work global programme, which is a unique partnership between the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC). It unites the expertise of the ILO in labour standards with that of the IFC in private sector development.
Better Work Indonesia aims to improve compliance with labour standards and promote competitiveness in Indonesia’s apparel industry by assessing current workplace conditions and offering customized advisory and training services to factories to address their individual needs. The Better Work programme helps employers and workers achieve compliance with the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) core labour standards and national labour laws through market incentives. It builds the capacity of employers, governments and union to work together toward solutions that benefit all.
Springfields team has provided various guidance on the design and implementation of the relevant activities to maximise the use of technology and effectively communicate to external stakeholders. This included collaborating with multiple stakeholders including trade unions and the Indonesian Textile Association to promote improved social compliance. Springfields established systems of communication through social media, mass media and mobile technology to improve the communication efficiency for workers’ rights and entitlements and to ensure that they are made aware of health and safety issues in the workplace.
In Vietnam, we developed Better Work Vietnam’s use of multi-media approaches, to enhance communication with workers, factories and buyers. Developed an interactive worker communication tool using SMS, social media, and conducting research across factories in Ho Chi Minh City.