Strengthening the Better Work programme

CAD experts perform a strategic analysis to improve the management of the initiative Better Works of ILO and the IFC.

A pro-poor development strategy in the sector of global supply chains implies, among many other aspects, the improvement and compliance with labour standards. In this scenario emerges the Better Work (BW) Program, launched in February 2007 as a partnership between the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC).
Better Work supports enterprises in implementing the ILO core international labour standards and national labour law, while achieving competitiveness in global supply chains. One of the key success factors for the Better Work program is the support and participation of international buyers. Better Work seeks to identify which are the main needs and perspectives of these companies concerning the programme in order to promote better client service, strengthen their engagement with the global and country programmes, and achieve sustainable solutions and real change in the garment industry. CAD has been asked to assess the level of understanding and satisfaction that the companies have of the different services offered by the programme, and to be able to understand the buyer perspective related to the partnership model and the marketing strategy of Better Work. Some of the companies interviewed by CAD for this project have been the following: H&M, Walmart, GAP, PUMA, Disney, Abercrombie and Fitch, or Disney.
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