On this page you can see the different projects and initiatives that Fair Wear Foundation has launched to help improve working conditions at factories.
As part of their membership requirements, Fair Wear Foundation members must post the Code of Labour Practices in all factories where they have production. There, workers can find contact information for FWF so that they can report workplace violations. FWF then notifies the brand or brands that source at that factory and tries to find solutions for the immediate problem, together with factory management and worker representatives (when present). Members then are encouraged to look for the root causes of the problem, and to try to work towards improving those as well.Complaints handling
FWF members look for more than participating in auditing. FWF’s Workplace Education Programme (WEP) provides short, targeted onsite training for managers, supervisors and workers. The training aims to raise awareness about the various labour standards and effective methods for communicating about problems and resolving disputes. Managers, supervisors and workers also learn about FWF’s complaints mechanism.Go to WEP
The Wage Ladder is an innovative online tool that helps brands, factories and unions make real progress towards living wages for garment workers. Users can compare wages paid at any garment factory against a range of wage benchmarks using easy-to-understand graphics. It is a first step toward bridging the gap between minimum and living wages.Enter the Wage Ladder to start moving wages ‘up the ladder’.
The Women’s Safety at Work portal is an online platform. FWF uses data from projects in countries like Bangladesh and India to identify key risks that affect women garment workers and that can lead to workplace violence. The platform also covers measures that can help improve women’s working conditions, like the training of top management or the creation of anti-harassment committees.Get to VAW Prevention
Why do living wages still seem an impossible dream for most garment workers? FWF works to uncover and overcome the many obstacles that prevent garment workers from earning a living wage and to find lasting real-world solutions. The Living Wage Portal offers real-life examples of brands working with factories towards living wages. The platform also offers insights from experts, access to tools, and voices from workers and local stakeholders.
The Factory Guide is an accessible and attractive online training tool for factory managers. The guide explains how labour standards work in practice and what to expect from FWF audits. By clarifying FWF’s vision on supply-chain relationships, complaints handling and trainings, it aims to engage factory managers in the work of FWF. Graphics, videos and quizzes add a fun factor to serious matters.