This dissertation project is about social compliance in medium-sized export units. In today’s fast changing global market, it is not only the quality of garments that retailers and manufacturers consider, but also a good working environment. International brands believe that the factory environment is equally important to strengthen consumer confidence, build relationships and brand image. In order to do so, reputed brands and companies in the garment industry have imposed compliance measures on factories as a condition of the export contract. Orders with export houses are either withheld or cancelled if these are not followed. This research had three objectives and a plan was also formulated to make a factory socially compliant. Various articles, books, case studies were read on social compliance and primary data collected through questionnaires, personal interviews and observations. A hypothesis was tested and results show that social compliance helps in gaining more orders and export houses should make their factory socially compliant. This research is very helpful for medium-sized export units that want to engage in business with international buyers.