Monday, September 10, 2007

Ngoc Ha Shoe Factory

IBLF set up Vietnam Business Links Initiative in 1999 in order to improve working conditions in the footwear industry.

The partnership operates with the support of shoe manufacturers, governments, multilateral agencies and health and safety agencies and has brought improved standards to 60% of the footwear factories in Vietnam.

It has been forecast that the industry will produce 720 million pairs of shoes by 2010. To achieve this objective 412 footwear manufacturers nationwide need approximately VND9.15 trillion ($572 million) to expand their production operations.