The goal of SQP is to improve working conditions as well as adherence to social standards and local law in garments factories. This will improve living conditions (health, wages, rights) for poor garments workers. Efforts are being made to increase skills and awareness among factory management, owners and workers through training workshops and factory visits.
The project has social compliance experts and fire safety experts who have vast experience in social standards compliance, fire safety, local law and training. An innovative dialogue approach is used to train the factories with tested contents and working tools.
Each factory forms a Change Management Team (CMT) comprising of members from management, compliance, production and workers responsible for implementing improvements. The capacity of the CMT is built through various workshop trainings so that they transfer the knowledge within the factories by internal trainings.
The project through factory visits supports task list implementation for improvements and provides hotline support by telephone and e-mail to clarify queries of factories. SQP supports factories in Gazipur, Savar, Narayangonj and Tangail districts. Since its inception in July 2008 to mid-December 2014, the project has supported 90 factories, resulting in improved working conditions for 141,000 workers. SQP interventions have helped reduce injuries, migration and absenteeism