Better Work Viet Nam

This project offers sustainable solutions to the challenges of improving labour standards in global supply chains. It brings together government, employers, workers and international buyers to improve labour standards and competitiveness in Viet Nam's apparel industry.

Partners 

The project works in partnership with the ILO-IFC Programme, Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the Viet Nam General Confederation of Labour. 

Target beneficiaries 

The project targets those working in the garment and footwear industry.

Regional focus 

Ho Chi Minh City, Dong Nai, Binh Duong and the North region of Viet Nam.

Objective 


Better Work Viet Nam offers sustainable solutions to the challenges of improving labour standards in global supply chains. It brings together government, employers, workers and international buyers to improve labour standards and competitiveness in Viet Nam's apparel industry.

Main activities 

Better Work Viet Nam enterprise assessments measure compliance with core international labour standards and national labour law. The STAR (Supply Chain Tracking of Assessments and Remediation) information system captures data on compliance and improvements;
The project updates buyers about proactive steps enterprises have taken to address key compliance issues at their facilities; and
Better Work training resources include training for supervisors, managers and workers.

Outcomes 

The program makes practical improvements to labour standards and competitiveness through a focus on workplace cooperation, combining independent assessments of labour standards with advice and training;
Independently verified data on labour compliance, accepted by all participating buyers, is produced and duplicative auditing reduced;
Creating opportunities for benefit from trade agreements and investment options that reward good labour standards; and
Increased access to buyers who are concerned about labour standards in their supply chains.

For further information please contact: 

Ms Nguyen Hong Ha
Programme Manager
Better Work Viet Nam
Tel: +84 8 39350363 Ext. 141
Email: hanguyen@betterwork.org

Ms Pham Thi Hoang Lien
Enterprise Advisor
Better Work Viet Nam
Tel: +84 4 37476300 Ext. 272
Email: Lien@betterwork.org

Better Work Viet Nam official website