Mobile phone technology within responsible sourcing programs is becoming increasingly common. From the introduction of the Amader Kotha helpline in Bangladesh after Rana Plaza, to the growth of worker sentiment …
The topic of ‘audit fatigue’ has been around for almost as long as the responsible sourcing profession itself. When high-profile exposés in the 1990s revealed human rights abuses in the apparel and footwear supply chain, brands saw factory audits as part of the solution.
Imagine having any information you want at your fingertips. That is increasingly becoming a reality, one mobile application at a time. Electronic learning (e-Learning), especially via mobile devices, has made education accessible and affordable to more people than ever before, and it continues to be the wave of the future.
Enhanced Account Management, a new service from Labor Solutions, is designed to provide additional support to specific facilities and to help buyers sort the underprepared facilities from the negligent. Because no workplace is perfect, Enhanced Account Management emphasizes progress over perfection.
The Engagement and Wellbeing Survey is designed to help suppliers better track and facilitate factory worker engagement. Featuring 21 questions, the survey covers topics like safety, stress, financial security, and general wellbeing. The goal of the survey is to help managers identify opportunities to better support employees and encourage two-way communication.
As part of its commitment to sustainable sourcing, Nike partners with Workplace Options to promote worker wellbeing within supplier facilities.
Leading brands, in an effort to promote worker safety and wellbeing, are helping their supply chain factories recognize the value of worker voice tools.
Workplace Options’ Labor Solutions team has recently been selected to join Race to the Top as technical experts for worker engagement efforts. As part of the project, Workplace Options will equip participating factories with WOVO.
E-learning offers employees convenience. With e-learning, employees can fit compliance trainings into their schedules, rather than adjusting according to set training times and locations. They also have the freedom to complete e-learning trainings on their smart phones, laptops or desktop computers, instead of traveling to a designated location.
Forward-looking companies are taking a proactive approach to identify and address potential compliance issues. Finding traditional grievance boxes and open door policies insufficient, they are turning to innovative tools like WOVO to create new lines of communication.