Industry Engagement - CARE
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Dignified Work - Industry Engagement

Garment buyers and manufacturers have the power to create change in the lives of women working in their factories and supply chains.

That’s why we choose to work with employers and companies to support them to make improvements.

We have already worked with more than 250 factories in the supply chains of 14 global garment brands to promote dignified work for women, plus we work with many more on topics such as health and nutrition. This means we understand how to engage with companies in ways that positively benefit both their workers and their business.

Discover how we can support companies to create long-term, sustainable change for women garment workers.

Factories

Our engagement with individual factories focuses on strengthening policies and systems to improve working conditions in line with national labour law and global standards. We also have long-standing relationships with industry associations across Asia and work to build their buy-in and commitment to taking action on key issues.

Brands and retailers

Our research and on-the-ground insights are helping global companies understand the challenges faced by women in their supply chains. We work closely with brand partners at global level to advise on the most effective ways to make positive changes. Within their supply chains, we work with companies to support ethical practices which will have benefits for their women workers and their business.

CARE’s garment industry partners have included:

C&A

Cotton On

Gap

Galeries Lafayette

H&M

Levi Strauss

M&S

Primark

Target

United Colors of Benetton

Walmart

Industry Leaders

CARE works with other influential actors in the sector, including compliance assessors and global investors in the garment supply chain.

This influence led 150+ industry stakeholders to gather in October 2019 at an event co-organized by CARE and Better Factories Cambodia with the support of the Australian Government. Attendees explored practical solutions for the garment industry to prevent and respond to sexual harassment. We are working in close consultation with industry partners to develop industry-wide Standard Operating Procedures to address this issue.

Resources

Preventing Violence and Harassment at Work - Full Report

An exploration of the prevalence and productivity cost of sexual harassment Cambodian garment industry.

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What Works? Reducing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

A rapid review of evidence and recommendations intended to provide principles to guide responses and prevention.

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