Better Work has been conducting assessments of working conditions in Indonesia’s export-oriented garment factories since 2011.
The current report draws on findings of assessments conducted between August 2015 and December 2016 by Better Work Indonesia in 153 factories. Just over half (80) of the 153 factories in the sample were newly registered to the programme, or have been with the programme for less than two years (cycle one or cycle two).
The Findings section examines the relationship between the length of time that factories have been enrolled with Better Work Indonesia and non-compliance on ILO core labour standards and national labour law. The analysis also includes a snapshot of issues which are subject to public reporting as of July 2017 for all 153 factories.
Using publicly reporting questions, the report also includes a trend analysis for factories that have been with the programme at least four years. The resultant charts illustrate decreasing non-compliance in factories that continue to receive Better Work advisory, assessment, and training services.
As with past publications, the report provides a comprehensive overview of non-compliance rates of all 153 factories assessed in the 18-month reporting period. The analysis in this section includes non-compliance rates for the 37 Compliance Points that cover working conditions and fundamental rights at work. The section highlights insights into the key drivers of non-compliance, based on Better Work’s assessment and advisory work with enterprises.