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Janet holds almost 20 years’ experience in Sustainability and Apparel. With an academic background in environmental science, she started her career as in consultancy. After that, she moved to Solidaridad, where she held a number of different roles. As International Program Manager Sustainable Cotton&Textiles of the Solidaridad Network, she was responsible for high-level projects in the supply chain, as well as initiatives promoting sustainable market development and direct partnerships with brands and retailers. The role included strategy setting, stakeholder engagement and grant management. Since end of 2015, she is Executive Director for the Social & Labor Convergence Program (SLCP). Janet has served several boards and councils. This included Council member of the Better Cotton Initiative and member of the Index Development Council for SAC. Janet is passionate about apparel and understands the complexity within the supply chain and the diversity of people associated with it . She is committed to working in the area of business and social and environmental responsibility.
The Social & Labor Convergence Program (SLCP), a multi-stakeholder initiative, which aims to implement a Converged Assessment Framework that supports stakeholders’ efforts to improve working conditions in global supply chains. Website: www.slconvergence.org
Since joining Better Work in 2013 Ivo has divided his time between the Geneva head office and Bangkok regional office of the International Labour Organization, with frequent visits to work with BW country teams in Asia, Middle East and the Americas. In this role, he is managing strategic partnerships, overseeing implementation of BWs next generation systems project plan and overseeing BW’s quality assurance framework for services delivered in over 1600 factories. Prior to BW, Ivo spent 7 years at Fair Wear Foundation where he focused on review of purchasing practices of member brands and management of training and verification services East Asia. Ivo started his work in the field at Better Factories Cambodia in 2006. He has a master degree in business studies from Maastricht University and a master degree in development studies from Utrecht University.
As an ILO-IFC partnership, Better Work brings governments, global brands, factory owners, unions and workers together to improve working conditions in the garment industry and make the sector more competitive. Our approach creates lasting, positive change through assessments, training, advocacy and research that changes policies, attitudes, as well as behaviour. By sharing our approach and the results of our on-the-ground work, we seek to influence policy makers and decision makers to promote decent work and better business. “