Insights

Nike’s Engagement and Wellbeing Survey Now Available to Anyone

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.

E-Learning Solutions for Social Compliance

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.

Corporate Compliance Amidst Constant Change

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.

Female Factory Workers Face Harassment and Violence

A study by the Fair Wear Foundation and Care International found that female factory workers in Vietnam face systemic sexual harassment and violence at work. Approximately 2 million people are employed in Vietnam’s garment sector, with some factories having as many as 20,000 workers. More than 80% of the workers are women.

Using WOVO to Empower Female Factory Workers

Supply chain factories are often located in poor countries with low-labor costs and few protections for workers. In these settings, challenges like unsafe working conditions and unfair labor practices are the norm. For women, who represent a majority of the factory workforce in many segments, the challenges are even greater. 

Workplace Options Recognized in Transformative Technology Report

Migrant workers around the globe are vulnerable to abusive labor practice for a variety of reasons including language barriers, minimal education and lack of familiarity with legal rights. Businesses are facing pressure to uncover and address abusive practices taking place within their supply chains.