Nepal GoodWeave Foundation (NGF) undertakes inspection and monitoring of carpet factories of its licensees as a primary activity towards fulfilling the broader goal of eliminating child labour from carpet industry of Nepal. GoodWeave inspectors are recruited to perform the assigned responsibility regularly and effectively, ensuring that they are fulfilling their duties in the best possible way. GoodWeave Nepal started GoodWeave licensing, workplace monitoring and carpet certification from second half of 1996. Despite of the adverse situation of various industrial sectors in the country due to many factors, the Foundation has still been able to make 86 carpet companies as GoodWeave licensees, and a total of 379 factories (including the subcontractors/suppliers of the licensees) are being covered under its inspection and monitoring system, which is about 50% of the total carpet production capacity of carpet industry in Nepal.
To institutionalise and to increase the strength of inspection and monitoring activities, GoodWeave Nepal board has also constituted a sub-committee called Inspection, Monitoring and Certification Sub-Committee (IMC-SC), headed by an executive member from NGO sector and other members are comprised of representatives from child welfare related NGOs. This sub-committee function within the guidelines adopted as per the policies and practices of NGF, and also prescribes for necessary action for the formulation of the license criteria.