QuizRR aims to provide an interactive tool for securing human rights and fair working conditions in factories in global supply chains. It caters for workers and managers in factories as well as buyers contracting the suppliers that they work for.
Many factories in developing countries lack resources to educate their workers about rights and regulations, which is of course a significant factor to enable improved working environments. Some of the improvements commonly required include information on workspace safety and maternity leave, as well as several other environmental aspects that people from other parts of the world might take for granted. Increased workplace dialogue is also often desired.
QuizRR showcases films to its users – short dramas with workers and managers identifying and solving problems in factories – and then provides them with quizzes with questions on employment rights, safety, employee involvement and workplace dialogue.
« Through QuizRR, managers, buyers and the workers themselves are able to display which of the areas that lack knowledge and need improvement. »
QuizRR is flexible, the course can be taken anywhere, at any time, in groups or individually. The results can be measured and shared within the organization as well as to the buyers, enabling all stakeholders involved to make sure that the workers are informed of their rights. Managers, buyers and the workers themselves are able to display which of the areas that lack knowledge and need improvement. In that sense, QuizzRR serves as a business-driven, long-term, sustainable tool to improve working conditions.
The process also demands increased transparency in the supply chain. This makes a case for suppliers having to take more responsibility for their factories, and subsequently for the buyers to take more responsibility for only contracting factories adhering to their codes of conduct. QuizzRR is dependent on buyers who prioritize workers’ rights. Among them are Axfoundation, who, through their collaboration with Filippa K and Axfood, are developing a Chinese version of the digital tool. This version has been tested on chosen suppliers of which the companies work with. Several other stakeholders are involved in the project, all with similar visions of more sustainable supply chains.
Read more about QuizzRR here.