Better Work is an innovative partnership program between the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC). Operational since 2009, Better Work aims to improve both compliance with labor standards and competitiveness in global apparel supply chains. In 2012 PUMA deepened its engagement with the Better Work program by becoming a Buyer Partner, promoting the core labor standards of the ILO and the development of mature industrial relations. As a Buyer Partner, PUMA commits to using only Better Work audits in lieu of its own social assessments in relevant markets in Vietnam, Cambodia, Jordan and Bangladesh as part of a strategic commitment to bring down social audit fatigue. PUMA also supports Better Work’s expansion to related industries such as footwear.