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lab 4: Sustainable garment production in Cambodia through effective labour inspections

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Digital tool to inspect a factory for increasing transparency

This prototype is a digital tool to inspect factories, to analyse data and to publish reports. The tool includes a checklist for assessing the compliance status of factories, a reference list as well as past reports. Inspectors, workers, factories and brands can then use this tool and assess the compliance status according to their perspective. Accordingly, transparency and collaboration will be improved.

Companies / Organizations
Acro Garment, Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training, Rotati, Spider Center (Stockholm University), Cocccon UG

Transparency First!

In the current inspection system, there is a lack of data management. Accordingly, the system is not fully transparent, which has a negative influence on its credibility. “Transparency first” represents the solution of a database and software that includes data on labour codes and monitoring data from the factories. The database can be accessed by various actors (e.g. inspectors, brands, private users) based on different license schemes. By creating transparency on the compliance status, the credibility of labour inspections will be improved. Tracking of progress will be made possible, thus, tailor-made interventions can be planned. The MLVT will extend its role to actively consult factories in improving working conditions.

Companies / Organizations
Xing Tai Garment, GIZ Cambodia, KIAG, GMAC, KiK Textilien & Non-Food GmbH, Mr. Rehlen

Labour standard participatory solution

The idea is to conduct trainings, which clearly demonstrate the benefits of the labour standards to workers and factory owners, if possible, buyers shall be included. Furthermore, a dialogue platform for factory owners, the management and workers (e.g. a monthly meeting) should be installed as well as participatory reporting tools (mobile application) for workers and factory management. An implementation committee within a factory is needed, in order to discuss the relevant issues and the affordability of an implementation. Eventually, the costs of implementation are either shared or buyers show commitment through contracts with higher order volumes.

Companies / Organizations
Zhen Tai Garment, GDM Enterprise, net.com, GMAC, Transparency International, Oeko-Tex Association, Consulting Service Int.