Better Factories Cambodia partnership creates industry standards

Better Factories Cambodia represents a convergence of common interests of the clothing industry, international buyers, of the desires of western consumers for sweat-shop free products, and for more and better jobs in one of the poorest countries of this world. Better Factories Cambodia is managed by the International Labour Organization and supported by the Royal Government of Cambodia.

Better Factories Cambodia works closely with other stakeholders including international buyers. It is funded by the US Department of Labour, USAID, Agence Francaise de Developpement, the Garment Manufacturers’ Association in Cambodia, the Royal Government of Cambodia and international buyers.

Workplace co-operation between management and unions is at the heart of the Better Factories Cambodia training programs. The training focus is on both boosting productivity and improving working conditions through worker involvement. The topics cover such things as workplace co-operation and dispute resolution, occupational health and safety, working conditions, globalisation and change processes. Training is conducted in Khmer, Chinese and English.

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Partnership types

Doing business with the poor; Standards and guidelines development; Project funding

Regions / countries / territories

Asia: Cambodia

Global issues

Labour conditions