08 June 2021
Faced with the unprecedented challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have been hard hit. Unprepared and often ill-equipped to deal with the health risks and economic impacts, many were unable to cope with the crisis. Nguyen Phuc Mechanical in Vietnam, facing numerous product quality and productivity challenges, might not have survived the pandemic if it had not invested in SCORE Training before the crisis. Thanks to the improvements implemented in the months preceding the pandemic, the effects of COVID-19 on the company were mitigated.
21 April 2021
Restrictive measures against COVID-19 prevented SCORE Training from taking place as normal face-to-face. However, SCORE trainers were trained early in the use of e-learning and online tools, and used their newly acquired skills to innovate in continuing to deliver SCORE Training. In Zimbabwe, Calundike Exports was able to experience online training and took advantage of the new SCORE Training module - COVID-19 Safety & Health at Work - to put in place the most important measures to protect its employees and ensure business continuity.
07 April 2021
Using the SCORE module - COVID-19 Safety & Health at Work - enterprises in Mauritius implement the necessary measures to protect their employees from the risk of the virus spreading, while strengthening their communication and preparing for recovery.
How capacity building and greater employee involvement can address low productivity in the Ethiopian garment sector
23 March 2021
The textile and garment sector in Ethiopia is undergoing a substantial boom right now, and this growth needs to be accompanied by improvements in working conditions and productivity. This case study shows how SCORE Training helps SMEs address the problems that lead to low productivity.
01 December 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic was raging around the world, the plans of many exporters had to change This case study shows how one company participated in SCORE Training and worked to implement improvements that resulted in significant productivity gains despite grappling with the unknown business environment.
21 September 2020
Inclusion and active collaboration of workers with improved working conditions proves key to continuous improvement
03 June 2020
For one company in China during the Covid-19 pandemic a shift in production, reduction in costs and waste were just a few of the immediate benefits following SCORE Training.
26 May 2020
30 April 2020
We have been keeping in touch with SCORE Trained enterprises around the globe to see how Covid-19 is impacting their business & how they are taking care of workers. Used to looking for ways to overcome challenges, most companies are optimistic that they can survive until we return to a “new normal” in the medium-term. Here, two companies from the wood furniture sector in Viet Nam describe what their businesses and workers are doing to keep going during the Covid-19 pandemic, and how they see their future.
30 April 2020
Like many small and medium-sized enterprises impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Zhejiang Communications Construction Group (CICO) needed to quickly adapt to survive.