Jordanian Government Mandates the Better Work Program

April 27, 2010
  • Alison Colwell

    Former Associate Director, BSR

At the recent Better Work Jordan Buyers' Forum, Labor Minister Ibrahim Amosh announced that Jordan's exporting apparel factories will be required to use Better Work's assessments on labor standards. His aim is to enhance the competitiveness and sustainability of the country’s garment sector by reducing duplicative audits so factories can focus their resources on continuous improvement.

The global Better Work program—which also includes participation by Cambodia, Haiti, and Vietnam—is a unique partnership between the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Finance Corporation dedicated to reducing poverty and providing a fair framework for globalization in developing countries. BSR facilitates Better Work buyers' forums at the international and in-country levels, which are designed to foster dialogue between international buyers, factories, unions, and government.

The Better Work program offers factories a range of training and capacity-building services—based on core ILO conventions and national labor laws—as part of the program's continuous improvement approach.

For more information, contact Alison Colwell.

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