Solidaridad and QuizRR announced a new collaboration that will provide business opportunities for the European textile industry to meet their sustainability commitments, while offering solutions based on measurable and scalable trainings for decent working conditions, safe workplaces and fair wages in developing markets.
Companies engaging in developing markets often lack tools to develop and secure functioning systems for workers’ rights, safety and health, as well as dialogue opportunities and attention for living wages; In addition, companies often struggle to meet the increasing demands of compliance.
At the same time, many employees in factories producing commodities for global companies are not aware or their rights and responsibilities. This is a risk, not only for the people working in the factories but for factory owners, sourcing companies and for countries involved in global trade.
“The only way forward is through collaboration and global partnerships between organizations and businesses that realize the benefits of dialogue and fair working conditions. It’s about stepping up from compliance and developing leadership in social sustainability to become role models and drivers of change. The collaboration between Solidaridad and QuizRR will take businesses beyond audit to integrated sustainable practices,” said Sofie Nordström, founder and deputy CEO at QuizRR.
The joint effort allows for training greater numbers of workers, middle managers and managers on their rights and responsibilities, improving working conditions in global supply chains and changing lives. QuizRR and Solidaridad are now inviting global brands with headquarters in the Netherlands to join the initiative. The goal is to expand the collaboration across Europe to provide accessibility to tangible, measurable and scalable training solutions on workers’ rights and responsibilities, worker engagement and wages management. Initially, the focus will be on the Chinese and Bangladesh markets.
Solidaridad works to create sustainable supply chains from the producer to the consumer. This enables producers in developing countries to get a better price for better products and it helps to preserve people's environment. In addition, it helps companies in the marketplace to implement Corporate Social Responsibility and to find sustainable suppliers. For further reading, seehttps://www.solidaridadnetwork.org/
QuizRR provides innovative training solutions for workers, supervisors and managers employed in global supply chains, focusing on employment rights, responsibilities, safety, health, workplace dialogue and wage management. Our vision is decent working conditions and safe workplaces for all employees in global supply chains. For further reading, see www.quizrr.se
The founders of QuizRR use their experiences from global trade, production, social responsibility and employee training to create a flexible training tool for the global supply chain and a transparent web platform for all stakeholders. With QuizRR, the supplier can perform training at any time and level, measure and share the results with global buyers and make sure that all their employees know their rights and responsibilities. QuizRR was founded in 2013 and the concept has been developed together with Ocean Observations, with the support from Clas Ohlson, Axfoundation, Filippa K, Lindex, Axfood, MQ, Intersport, Almi Invest and CSES.