Vietnam ’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and the US’s Fair Labour Association (FLA) signed a two-year deal for a project to enhance the management of corporate social responsibility, in Hanoi on Apr. 11.

The signatories were the Vice President of VCCI, Doan Duy Khuong and the FLA ’s Chief Executive Officer, Auret Van Heerden.

Funded by the US Department of State, through the FLA , the project will be carried out by the VCCI, the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour and the FLA.

It will provide technical assistance to 50 leather, footwear and garment companies in Hanoi, the northern provinces of Thai Binh and Hai Duong and the southern provinces of Dong Nai, Long An and Binh Duong.

When speaking, Khuong said that the project will help to harmonise Vietnam ’s economic growth with its social stability. This will be based on respecting the rights of workers and improving their working conditions as well as helping to promote sustainability in the global supply chain.-VNA