Below is a collection of feedback from clients, suppliers, partners, parent workers, young workers and children who have worked with us and experienced the impact of our work. Your feedback is invaluable. Connect with us today to share your experiences – we'd love to hear from you!
I want to become a supervisor one day in this factory. Therefore, I plan to stay with the factory and continue to learn new skills to prepare better for my career path.
I am grateful to be part of such a meaningful initiative that will not only help support my children financially but also provide psychological support. The valuable knowledge The Centre and Save the Children share will help my family safeguard our children’s future.
(Commenting on the Child Benefit Allowance Initiative in Sri Lanka, winner of the CRIB Challenge; 2023)
The motivation for the factory to implement the WeCare programme is primarily driven by the positive impact it has on our workers. The programme consistently provides practical benefits to our workers' personal and professional lives, particularly through the Working Parent Training (WPT) component. In 2023, we will replicate the WPT TOT to train additional trainers and expand the programme's coverage to more parent workers.
I think this programme is very worthwhile, as employees can focus on the work during the summer. The arrival of the children brought a warm and pleasant atmosphere to the factory. I believe that the workers who did not participate in in the Child Friendly Space (CFS) programme also had some fresh feelings. We recently conducted an employee satisfaction survey and saw an increase over the previous year. I believe that CFS has a positive impact on these results. We plan to highlight the CFS programme in our recruitment ads to encourage more migrant workers to return home to work. And of course, we will continue opening CFS and may expand the scale next year.
The Child Friendly Space (CFS) programme helps to raise employee’s sense of pride and level of trust in the factory. Employees can focus on work better. The programme also enhances the factory’s reputation in the industry and among job seekers. The local government and industry association have reached out to us, hoping to promote CFS in the local community and in the industry. In turn, this increases the social impacts of the factory and the whole industry. Next year, we plan to continue opening CFS and include more children.
To date, we have The Centre’s service to highly professional, reliable and efficient, with The Centre always on standby to help gather time-sensitive information, draw up tailored remediation programmes and implement them from start to finish.
Our collaboration with The Centre [formerly CCR CSR] enables us to bear more responsibility for the wellbeing of the people who work in our purchasing chain and their families, by ensuring children are taken care of while the parents are at work in the summer.
As the Otto Group, we have been committed to fair and safe working conditions for more than 25 years. In these extraordinary times, it is particularly important to us to support the employees and their children individually and directly. I am delighted that [we] we can help at such short notice and lay the foundation for a long-term commitment.
We are delighted to partner with The Centre to implement our Family Friendly Spaces (FFS) Programme. This programme is successful because the impacts are measurable and sustainable. Working together, we look forward to achieving even more for parent workers and children in the future.
USAL highly appreciated the client’s support and The Centre’s efforts in giving us a chance to join both the HR manager’s workshop on child labour prevention and remediation and the working parent training sessions for our workers. Both training activities were useful for me as an HR manager for policy improvement for day-to-day work as well as understanding our workers and helping them have work-life balance through improved relations and communication with their children. We will consider replicating these training activities for our workers in the future.
At BillerudKorsnäs, we are very happy about the programme and its positive impact. We will have internal discussions on how we are going to scale up in the future.
Through this project, I think not only young workers got the opportunity to improve, but the company and our staffs who are involved in implementing or monitoring the project also learn and grow along the way.