This project works on developing the capacity of workers and management on issues such as occupational health and safety, workplace cooperation and effective communication to improve working conditions in the sourcing factories of ALDI.
The project focuses on social dialogue as a mechanism to identify problems in the factories and finding solutions through cooperation between management and workers. Through this project, sourcing factories have seen significant improvements in health and safety, productivity and relationship between workers and management. In addition, it has also helped improve childcare services in factories, which has been very beneficial to female workers.
The factory advancement project is currently operating in 37 factories in Bangladesh. To date, over 60,000 workers, supervisors, line managers, mid-level management and owners have been trained.