Decent Work/Social & Labour Standards

What is Decent Work and why is it important to the garment industry?

Decent Work sums up the aspirations of people in their working lives.

It involves opportunities for work that delivers a fair income, security in the workplace and social protection for all; It also ensures freedom for people to express their concerns, and facilitates equality of opportunity and treatment for all women and men. Decent Work is underpinned by a framework of International Labour Standards, which are enshrined in everything from national labour laws to business human rights frameworks and social audit standards.

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Improving road safety for garment workers in Vietnam

Improving road safety for garment workers in Vietnam

Every year, more than 24,970 people die in traffic accidents in Vietnam. Find out why this also affects the textile sector and how to improve road safety for garment factory workers.

Learnings and Tools

Learnings and Tools

Find learning materials and tools on Decent Work/Social & Labour Standards that provide knowledge about work opportunities that are productive and provide fair incomes, job security, and social protection for families, as well as better prospects for personal development and social inclusion.

Latest News on Decent Work/Social & Labour Standards


Beyond tier 1: Exploring “substantiated knowledge” in the German Supply Chain Act

The German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act (the Act) legally requires large German companies to address harms to workers, communities, and the environment related to their own operations and supply chains. It has only been in force for just over a year, but there are already clear indications of first positive impacts.

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Tamil Nadu government launches multistakeholder Coalition to promote safer workplaces for women in the textile sector

Chennai, India — The Tamil Nadu Government announced the launch of a multi-stakeholder Textile Industry Coalition (TiC), to strengthen the implementation of the Prevention of Sexual Harassment (PoSH) Act.

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Shaping the Future of Textile Education in India: Challenges, Opportunities, and the Path Forward

India’s textile education reform is crucial for sector growth and global competitiveness. By addressing challenges and leveraging opportunities, such as improving practical skills, fostering innovation, and enhancing industry-academia collaboration, India can build a skilled workforce and empower future generations in the textile industry.

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Modern Slavery and the UK Apparel and General Merchandise Sectors – What you need to know

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