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Supporting Decent Work in Indonesia:
Information for Brands

A young female factory worker, one of many, sits at a sewing machine in crowded conditions making garments.

To support fairer working conditions in Indonesia, footwear and garment companies sourcing products from the country are encouraged to adopt and implement the FOA Protocol throughout their Indonesian supply chains.

In implementing the protocol, companies help ensure that workers making their products enjoy the freedom to organize for better conditions…and better lives.

Read a copy of the protocol

Find out how to sign the FOA Protocol or become a part of the protocol negotiation process.

Email: playfair@cleanclothes.org

What does implementing the FOA Protocol involve?

Below is a list of steps designed to measure progress on how companies are implementing the FOA Protocol in Indonesia.

1. Sign the protocol.

Sign a version of the protocol in the original protocol language (Bahasa Indonesia).

When? Immediately.

2. Provide a copy of signed protocol to the Indonesian trade unions (or the National Protocol Committee once established) and the Play Fair Alliance.

When? Immediately upon signing.

3. Provide a copy of protocol as signed by suppliers to the Indonesian trade unions, the Play Fair Alliance and the National Protocol Committee. Report on total number and percentage of suppliers implementing the protocol.

It is expected that brands will request that all their supplier factories in Indonesia will sign the protocol. Brands must provide quarterly updates as suppliers sign onto the protocol. This includes providing a copy of the Protocol as signed by each supplier management to Play Fair, the National Protocol Committee and Indonesian unions who have signed.

In order to assess progress made towards implementation of the protocol across the whole supply chain in Indonesia, brands need to disclose names and addresses of all supplier factories.

Brands should also report how the protocol has been introduced to their suppliers. This may include reporting on how many supplier factories have signed the protocol out of the total number of suppliers, or training programs for suppliers to understand their obligations under the protocol.

How often? Quarterly updates.

4. Include the implementation of the Protocol into contracts with suppliers.

Brands should report to the National Protocol Committee/Indonesian unions and Play Fair as to whether the protocol has been incorporated into its contracts with supplies. Brands should provide quarterly updates about any renewed contracts to report on this step.

How often? Quarterly.

5. Report on number of suppliers who have a Collective Bargaining Agreement on the basis of or stronger than the provisions of the Protocol.

Brands should report on which of their suppliers have incorporated the protocol provisions or provisions stronger than the protocol provisions into their workplace Collective Bargaining Agreements. Parties are obliged to negotiate a CBA within six months after signing. Where there is already a CBA in place, brands can report as they are re-negotiated at the factory level. Play Fair, the National Protocol Committee and Indonesian Unions should be updated about new CBAs or renegotiated CBAs every quarter.

How often? Quarterly.

6. Report on engagement in the National Protocol Committee and support for FOA Protocol committees at the factory level.

This reporting will be on a six-monthly basis and include information about meetings attended and issues resolved at the National Protocol Committee meetings. This should include how the brand has participated in resolving violations of the protocol. This step will be reported on once the National Protocol Committee and associated Standard Operating Procedure has been established. Brands should report on how they have supported the establishment and running of FOA Protocol Committees at the supplier factory level and how they are supporting factory level dispute resolution processes.

How often? Every six months.

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