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HERproject

Unlocking the full potential of women working in global supply chains through workplace programs promoting health, financial inclusion, and gender equality

Overview

Introduction

BSR’s HERproject is a collaborative initiative that strives to empower low-income women working in global supply chains. Bringing together global brands, their suppliers, and local NGOs, HERproject drives impact for women and business via workplace-based interventions on health, financial inclusion, and gender equality. Since its inception in 2007, HERproject has worked in more than 420 workplaces across 14 countries, and has increased the wellbeing, confidence, and economic potential of more than 500,000 women.

Pillars

BSR-HERhealth lockup

HERhealth improves the health-related knowledge and behaviors and access to health services and products of low-income working women.


BSR-HERfinance lockup

HERfinance builds the financial capability of low-income employees by delivering financial education programs and connecting factory employees to appropriate financial services.


BSR-HERrespect lockup

HERrespect promotes positive gender relations in the workplace and family through skill-building, awareness raising, and policy development.

Why Participate?

  1. Invest in worker health, financial inclusion, and women’s empowerment with a low-cost and factory-friendly training package
  2. Strengthen relationships with key suppliers and help them build more inclusive workplaces
  3. Leverage BSR staff and NGO partner networks for seamless program management and reporting
  4. collaborate with peers to share knowledge and scale impact of investments in women in global supply chains

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HERproject Participants

  • Abercrombie & Fitch Co.
  • ANN Inc.
  • BESTSELLER A/S
  • Bloomberg L.P.
  • Boden
  • Brooks Sports
  • The Children’s Place Retail Stores, Inc.
  • Clarks
  • Etam SCE
  • Fast Retailing
  • Flextronics
  • Fossil, Inc.
  • H&M Hennes & Mauritz AB
  • Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
  • J. Crew Group, Inc.
  • Jabil
  • Levi Strauss & Co.
  • Li & Fung Limited
  • Lindex
  • Marks and Spencer p.l.c.
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • NEW LOOK
  • Nordstrom, Inc.
  • Primark Stores, Ltd.
  • Regatta
  • Sainsbury’s
  • Samsung
  • Waitrose
  • Funders
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • C&A Foundation
  • Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands
  • Takeda Pharmaceuticals
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • UK aid
  • What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls Programme

Our Insights

on HERproject

HERproject

Blog

HERproject at 10: Celebrating HERsuccess, Inspiring HERfuture

As we celebrate the 10th anniversary of HERproject, we’re taking a moment to think about what we have achieved and what we have left to do.

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HERproject

Reports

Ethiopia’s Emerging Apparel Industry: Options for Better Business and Women’s Empowerment

BSR’s HERproject conducted this scoping study to provide a snapshot of the buyers, factories, and other stakeholders active in the apparel industry and identify key trends and approaches for their operations in Ethiopia.

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HERproject

Blog

How Men Can Help Empower Women through HERproject

It has become increasingly clear that for women to be able to make and act on choices they value, support from men—as coworkers, as managers, and as family members—is vital.

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HERproject

Blog

Women and Climate Change: Disproportionately Affected but Powerful Agents of Change

This is how companies can have a role in building women’s resilience to climate change in their operations, supply chains, and the local communities in which they operate.

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Meet the Team

Jean-Baptiste Andrieu

Jean-Baptiste Andrieu

Associate Director

Paris


San Francisco


New York


Lucia Flores

Lucia Flores

Associate, HERproject

Paris


Chhavi Ghuliani

Chhavi Ghuliani

Associate Director

New York


Guangzhou


Dominic Kotas

Dominic Kotas

Communications Associate, Collaborative Initiatives

Paris


Hong Kong


Cherry Lin

Cherry Lin

Manager, HERproject

Guangzhou


Hong Kong


Paris


Lisa Staxäng

Lisa Staxäng

Associate, HERproject

Paris


Paris


Christine Svarer

Christine Svarer

Director, HERproject

Paris


Hong Kong


Paris


Hong Kong


Shanghai


Talk to Us  
Contact the HERproject team with any questions.