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The following is a list of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) concerned with working conditions in supply chains. Please use this form to suggest additional organizations to add to this list. 


Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh

The Accord is an independent, legally-binding agreement between brands and trade unions to work toward a safe and healthy garment and textile industry in Bangladesh. The Accord covers factories producing Ready-Made Garments (RMG) and at the option of signatory companies, home textiles and fabric and knit accessories.


Amfori, based in Brussels, brings together over 2,400 retailers, importers, brands and associations from more than 40 countries to improve supply chain monitoring and suppliers’ social and environmental performance. It provides training tools and assists its members to advocate for policies that foster sustainable trade.

Better Work

Better Work is a partnership between the UN’s International Labour Organization and the International Finance Corporation. It brings together governments, global brands, factory owners, unions, and workers to improve working conditions in the garment industry and seeks to make the sector more competitive.

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

BHRRC works to promote human rights in business and to eradicate abuse. It maintains a news database and conducts analysis of companies and human rights concerns, tracking the human rights policy and performance of over 9000 companies in over 180 countries.

Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC)

Clean Clothes Campaign is a global network dedicated to improving working conditions and empowering workers in the global garment and sportswear industries. CCC educates and mobilizes consumers, lobbies companies and governments, and offers direct solidarity support to workers as they fight for their rights and demand better working conditions.

Consumer Goods Forum’ Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI)

The Consumer Goods Forum is a CEO-led organization that brings together consumer goods retailers and manufacturers, seeking to develop retailer-manufacturer collaborations to address environmental and social sustainability, health, food safety and product data accuracy. Its Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) benchmarks codes of conducts, standards, and auditing practices against the SSCI Social and Scheme Management Criteria,

Fair Labor Association (FLA)

FLA is a collaborative effort of socially responsible companies, colleges and universities, and civil society organizations. In its efforts to end abusive labor practices, FLA provides tools and resources to companies, delivering training to factory workers and management, conducting due diligence through independent assessments, and advocating for greater accountability and transparency from companies, manufacturers, factories, and others involved in global supply chains.

Fair Wear Foundation

Fair Wear Foundation focuses on garment production, specifically sewing, cutting and trimming processes–the most labor-intensive parts of the supply chain. It works with 140+ member brands who are committed to finding a fairer way to make clothes, and engage directly with factories, trade unions, NGOs, and governments to find answers to problems others think are unsolvable. Together they investigate new solutions across the supply chain to make fashion fair for everyone.

Initiative for Compliance and Sustainability (ICS)

ICS is a membership consortium of more than 50 multinational companies in the textile, retail, footwear, electronics, and furniture sectors. Its members seeks to support improved working conditions by sharing audit tools, monitoring rules, and factory audit results for those who work with the same supplier factory.

International Labour Organization (ILO)

The ILO brings together governments, employers, and workers of 187 member States to set labor standards, develop policies, and devise programs to promote decent work for all women and men.

International Labor Rights Forum (ILRF)

ILRF is a human rights organization that advances dignity and justice for workers in the global economy. It seeks to (1) hold global corporations accountable for labor rights violations in their supply chains; (2) advance policies and laws that protect workers; and (3) strengthen workers’ ability to advocate for their rights. The ILRF works with trade unions, faith-based organizations, and community groups to support workers and their families. 

International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)

The ITUC’s primary mission is the promotion and defense of workers’ rights and interests, through international cooperation between trade unions, global campaigning, and advocacy within the major global institutions. Its main areas of activity include trade union and human rights; economy, society and the workplace; equality and non-discrimination; and international solidarity.

Nari Uddug Kendra (NUK)

NUK is a non-government women's organization that seeks to promote gender equality and human rights, and to foster personal and political empowerment of women and girls in Bangladesh. It provides capacity-building support, networking and human rights advocacy to women and her relevant organizations.

Social Accountability International (SAI)

SAI is a global, non-governmental organization advancing human rights at work. SAI’s vision is of decent work everywhere—sustained by an understanding that socially responsible workplaces benefit business while securing fundamental human rights. SAI’s programs include its multi-industry SA8000 Standard, Social Fingerprint, TenSquared, and other training and capacity-building programs. SAI works with a diverse group of stakeholders, including brands, suppliers, governments, trade unions, non-profits, and academia.

Social and Labor Convergence (SLC)

The SLC is a non-profit, multi-stakeholder initiative that seeks to eliminate audit fatigue in the apparel & footwear industry. Audit fatigue arises from factories being frequently subjected to similar audits by various brands. SLC provides the tools and a system to provide comparable data on working conditions that can be used by all industry stakeholders. This increases transparency in supply chains, reduces the need for social audits and ultimately allows users to redeploy resources into improving working conditions

Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC)

SAC is a global, multi-stakeholder non-profit alliance for the fashion industry that focuses on sustainable production in the apparel, footwear, and textile sectors. It is a coalition of over 250 leading apparel, footwear and textile brands, retailers, suppliers, service providers, trade associations, non-profits, NGOs, and academic institutions working to reduce environmental impact and promote social justice throughout the global value chain. SAC develops the Higg Index, a suite of tools that measures the social and environmental performance of the value chain and the environmental impacts of products.

Worker Rights Consortium (WRC)

The WRC is an independent labor rights monitoring organization that investigates working conditions in factories around the globe. It seeks to document and combat sweatshop conditions; identify and expose the practices of global brands and retailers that perpetuate labor rights abuses; and protect the rights of workers who make apparel and other products.

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