Blog | 2017 July 11
How Business Can Support the Global Movement for Family Planning
Andrea Lilja, Former Manager | Paris; Christine Svarer, Director, HERproject | France
Accessing family planning services is essential for women and girls to be able to stay in school, join the workforce, and—crucially—remain active in the formal economy.
Report | 2017 June 28
Women’s Safety in the Workplace Toolkit Guide
DR. RITUPARNA MAJUMDAR, Founder and Principal Head, Etico Consultancy
Andrea Lilja, Former Manager | Paris; James Steady, Former Associate | France; Jessica Wan, Former Associate | Hong Kong; Marat Yu, Former Manager | Hong Kong
BSR has developed the "Women's Safety in the Workplace" toolkit, in collaboration with the Confederation of Indian Industry’s Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development (CII-ITC CESD), and in consultation with its members, to provide guidance for companies seeking to strengthen their own policies and activities that prevent and address sexual harassment.
Blog | 2017 June 28
BSR Collaborates with Indian Business Association to Address Sexual Harassment in Garment Industry
Andrea Lilja, Former Manager | Paris
We are proud to announce a new collaboration with the Confederation of Indian Industry’s Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development.
Blog | 2017 June 7
Three Actions to Promote Women’s Economic Empowerment in the Apparel Sector
Chritine Svarer, Director, HERproject, BSR; Berkley Rothmeier, Manager, BSR
Christine Svarer, Director, HERproject | France
Here's how apparel companies can take action to promote women workers' well-being and economic empowerment.
Report | 2017 June 5
Evaluation of the HERhealth Intervention in Bangladesh: Baseline
A baseline evaluation of the HERhealth model, conducted by the Evidence Project/Population Council, offers important evidence and recommendations for effective programming to improve the health of women workers in garment factories in Bangladesh and elsewhere.
Report | 2017 May 11
Ethiopia’s Emerging Apparel Industry: Options for Better Business and Women’s Empowerment
Leveraging 10 years of experience of helping empower women in global supply chains, BSR’s HERproject conducted this scoping study to provide a snapshot of the buyers, factories, and other stakeholders active in the industry and key trends that influence their operations in Ethiopia.
Blog | 2017 May 11
How Ethiopia’s Nascent Apparel Industry Can Build a Strong, Empowered Workforce
Lauren Shields, Director | France; Margaux Yost, Former Manager | France
To achieve sustainability over the long term, Ethiopia’s emerging apparel industry must embed good business practice from the beginning.
Report | 2017 May 1
Digitizing Worker Salary Payments: A Manual for Ready-made Garment Factories
Md. Majidul Haque, Bangladesh Technical Lead, Digital Financial Services, FHI360
Blog | 2017 April 26
New BSR Guidance Integrates Gender Equality into Supply Chain Codes of Conduct
Magali Barraja, Former Manager | Paris; Maria Pontes, Former Manager
While codes of conduct are the most widespread tools companies use to drive sustainability and human rights expectations throughout the supply chain, they don’t yet effectively frame and address the specific risks facing women.
Blog | 2017 April 18
How Men Can Help Empower Women through HERproject
Elissa Goldenberg, Former Manager, BSR
It has become increasingly clear that for women to be able to make and act on choices they value, support from men—as coworkers, as managers, and as family members—is vital.