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12:45 Feb 20, 2008
English to Spanish translations [PRO] Human Resources
English term or phrase:hold great promise
Equally successful has been the Timberland/Verité peer-to-peer education model in which workers disseminate information to their own colleagues, on topics including nutrition, labor laws and mathematics. Sixty workers have been trained as peer educators, with each educator committed to teaching two or three workers on topics such as the Timberland Code of Conduct, wage calculations, personal health and interpersonal communication skills.
These programs look as much at skill development as compliance, and in that regard ***hold great promise*** as a way to leverage supply chains for development gains, as opposed
to labor compliance. This is especially valuable in sourcing locations with a large migrant workforce, as in China, where BSR seeks to work with the provincial government in Guizhou to empower workers with information and help increase their leverage within society.
Companies participating in Beyond Monitoring will explore a capacity-building program focusing on providing high-impact, factory-based training to workers and factory managers in Guangdong (Shenzhen) and Suzhou (Shanghai). The trainings will focus on migrant worker integration, worker committees and communication mechanisms, wellness, health and safety, and worker and management rights and responsibilities.