Cambodian clothing factory compliance improving


Transparent reporting of clothing factory compliance in Cambodia is contributing to better conditions for workers, a new study has found.

The latest Better Factories Cambodia report found that 47% of 381 assessed factories complied with its most important working conditions, up from 28% in 2014.

The 33rd Synthesis Report, covering the May 2015 to April 2016 period, assessed the garment and footwear factories’ compliance against eight broad categories, including occupational safety and health, compensation and worker contracts, which were further divided into 33 sub-categories.

“While an increase of some compliance levels is a positive signal for the garment industry and their workers, there is also a need for further improvement in common areas of non-compliance that are indicated in the report,” said ILO-BFC programme manager Esther Germans.

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