OUR JOURNEY
OF 5 YEARS

Together with our partners, we at IDH have developed a training program to address sustainability challenges at electronics factories in China. Our program focuses on building the business case for improving working conditions and reducing environmental impact.

 

We’re proud to have reached over 200,000 workers in more than 50 factories in 5 years (2011 – 2015).

What makes our program so innovative is that it is designed to open dialogue between management and workers, and to strengthen the manufacturer’s own ability to work towards improvement.

 

We have worked with each individual factory to tailor a curriculum and roadmap to meet its specific set of challenges. Considering factory needsis key to the success of the program.

PROVEN
RESULTS

53
Factories Participated
63
%
Peak Worker Turnover
9
%
Worker Satisfaction
1
%
Rework Rate

Once trust has been established between workers and management, a regular and constructive worker dialogue could result in positive learnings and mutual understanding that offers new areas of improvement benefitting the company and workers.

MARCEL JACOBS ,
DIRECTOR SUPPLIER SUSTAINABILITY of Philips

The IDH program was an enlightening experience that helped to unlock sustained longer term growth for our people & business. The tools and methods introduced by the IDH program can help our managers and front line staff grow more competent and professional.

PENG FEI FAIRY ,
QMS & SER MANAGER of Marian (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd

OUR VALUES

Collaboration at Scale

  • We take a win-win approach by considering the interests of all stakeholders, and improving results for everyone
  • We encourage sharing of best practices between companies
  • Industry-wide assessments provide more useful performance data

Building Trust

  • The program operates across the worker/management divide to strengthen trust and enable new possibilities
  • The industry-wide coverage helps participants gain a deeper understanding of the context in the industry, improves mutual understanding, and makes sharing success factors and best practices easier.
  • We focus on creating a model that can survive economic pressures.

Methodology
& Framework

  • The program is designed specifically for the Chinese electronics industry
  • We build strong dialogue between workers and management, and boost economic sustainability simultaneously
  • Each factory works with a curriculum that can be adapted to specific needs, since we know that every environment and firm is vastly different.