Improving working conditions in the garment industry

2020: Urs Zollinger evaluated the ILO Better Work Global Programme

Urs concluded that Better Work is undoubtedly a success story. Based on the findings of this mid-term evaluation it is fair to say that Better Work is still highly relevant. A next phase is likely to be justifiable. However, what has been successful to date may not necessarily be successful in future. The global garment industry is undergoing a profound change not only because of the COVID-19 pandemic but also because of other fundamental and long-term factors such as the digitalisation of the industry, shifting supply routes, near-shoring, changing consumer behaviour and shifting priorities (e.g., climate change). These changes can potentially have a significant impact on the garment industry and on the work force in this industry.

Contact: Urs Zollinger