Bestseller has intensified its long-term partnership with BSR's HERproject™, a collaborative initiative that strives to empower low-income women working in global supply chains. The new strategic partnership will help Bestseller accelerate towards its Fashion FWD goal of supporting 100,000 women in Tier 1 factories to achieve workplace empowerment and improved life skills.
In addition, Bestseller has become a Catalyst Member of HERproject™, making it possible to take a leading role in furthering the impact of HERproject™ by providing strategic advice and thought leadership to steer the direction of the program. BSR's HERproject™ is a collaborative initiative that strives to empower low-income women working in global supply chains. Through its HERhealth™ and HERfinance™ programs, women develop knowledge and skills on health issues and financial management topics. The HERrespect program focuses on addressing the root causes of violence and sexual harassment against women in the workplace.
To date, Bestseller’s work with HERproject™ has reached more than 37,000 women in Bestseller’s supply chain across Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Pakistan and Vietnam. Factoring in HERproject™ programmes supported by other brands, the total number of women in Bestseller’s supply chain is just over 50,000.