Improving productivity, occupational safety and health and social dialogue in Myanmar's garment industry.

The Danish Ethical Trading Initiative,( DIEH), Ethical Trading Initiative UK, BESTSELLER, the Danish Trade Federation – 3F and Aalborg University have launched a new strategic partnership in Myanmar with funding from the Danida Market Development Partnerships (DMDP) fund. The objective of the project is to strengthen productivity, work environment and social dialogue in Myanmar’s textile industry.

Among other things, the project includes training of textile workers and factory manager in Lean and social dialogue at 12 factories where clothing for BESTSELLER is produced. The purpose of the project is partly to improve efficiency, quality and work environment in textile production, partly to create awareness of human- and labour rights as well as social dialogue for the benefit of social and economic development in the industry. The results of the project will be used to develop a business case that will be disseminated to companies and employees across Myanmar’s textile industry. The project also contributes to the UN Sustianable Development Goals for social, economic and environmental development – in particular Global Goal #8, decent work and economic growth.