Better Brick Nepal Standard Consultation Open Until May 30, 2020

April 24, 2020

As per recommended best practice, GoodWeave is reviewing the Better Brick Nepal (BBN) Standard, which was first published in 2015.

The purpose of the review is to evaluate issues that have been collected through monitoring and evaluation activities regarding standard interpretation, compliance and context over the past five years. Stakeholder engagement is critical for a robust review process. All stakeholder feedback is welcome and must be received by May 30, 2020. If you would like to participate, please complete the survey found here: BBN Standard Review As background, the goal of the broader BBN project is to address labor conditions on brick kilns, which employ approximately 200,000 people in Nepal and provide critical inputs to a construction industry. BBN seeks to eliminate child, forced and bonded labor on brick kilns in Nepal by creating a market-driven model for ethical brick production. BBN uses an incentive-based model that includes a robust verification and certification system against the BBN Standard to create improvements in labor and enterprise practices. GoodWeave manages the BBN Standard and certification system. Any questions about the BBN Standard or survey, should be directed to Elisabeth Bystrom at