Businesses today recognize both the business and social imperative of respecting human rights. Often, companies struggle to identify and implement meaningful action to address risks to trade union rights in their global value chains. Included in this resource is a diagnostic tool in Part 2.2 to help companies assess where and why they might face heightened risks to trade union rights. The resource also highlights a range of practical steps companies can take depending on the risk factors that are present. Additionally, it showcases eight examples of how real companies have approached trade union rights in practice.
Forced labour is ubiquitous in global supply chains. This webinar showcases approaches to some of the challenges, including; how to respond to risks in different countries and lower tiers of supply chains; how to work effectively with suppliers and enable workers to exercise their rights; and how to ensure meaningful transparency to investors in line with regulatory requirements. This webinar shares good practice examples from KnowTheChain, the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark and the UK Modern Slavery Act Registry, with a focus on worker voice, recruitment and remedy. Speakers from H&M and Intel shared a corporate perspective on addressing the many dilemmas associated with forced labour in supply chains.
Principle 3 of the Children’s Rights and Business Principles (CRBPs) indicates that all businesses should provide decent work for young workers, parents and caregivers. This webinar explored how companies can commit to supporting children’s rights by paying particular attention to the rights of young workers – who are above the minimum age of employment – as well as parents and caregivers. The discussion looked at what kind of support companies can provide to implement Principle 3, including provisions of safe working conditions for young workers, paid leave, breastfeeding and child care facilities, agile working hours, and the benefits of providing such support. The webinar also included specific examples from business.
This report examines the challenges faced by the global alliance against forced labour. It demonstrates how these challenges are met through a combination of best practices, law enforcement and prevention mechanisms.
The Child Labour Platform (CLP), a business-led, cross sectoral forum for exchange and collaboration to tackle child labour in supply chains, holds a webinar for its members and those of the UN Global Compact Human Rights and Labour Working Group. The discussion, Decent Work in Global Supply Chains, identifies the key topics of debate among the Committee members and assesses the implications of the Committee’s far reaching conclusions for the ILO’s current and future work related to GSCs.
Companies and organizations are making tremendous strides in creating policies that support inclusive and diverse environments; however data shows that women, as well as other minority groups such as ethnic and/or racial minorities, persons with disabilities etc. continue to be underrepresented and face barriers to achieving their full potential. While there are several factors that contribute to this global reality, one factor that is often overlooked is the need to address unconscious biases and implicit associations that can form an unintended and often an invisible barrier, restricting a company’s gender equality policies and programmes from reaching their intended mark. To achieve truly inclusive business environments the Women's Empowerment Principles call on companies to take steps to uncover, raise awareness about, address and reduce unconscious biases throughout their organization, including at the management and leadership levels.
Includes resources for seven key stakeholders: Brands, Suppliers, Governments, Advocates, Investors, Auditors, and Multi-Stakeholders. The Toolkit provides guidance for each of the stakeholders in taking action to improve hiring and labour conditions. The guidelines and resources are tailored and focused toward stakeholders in different sectors and at different levels, encouraging stakeholders to effectively implement socially responsible hiring practices and supply chain sustainability.
This paper explores the connection between women's empowerment and resilience to climate change and aims to drive corporate action to put women at the center of climate solutions.
This business brief proposes three areas where apparel companies can build from a strong foundation to better drive improvements in outcomes for women workers and promote women's economic empowerment around the world.
This guidance identifies the main improvements required for gender-sensitive social auditing and provides recommendations, practical advice, and relevant examples on how to effectively integrate gender considerations into audits.
This report provides a framework for companies to integrate gender equality considerations into the standards they use to set supply chain ethical requirements. This Guidance is the first of a set of tools that aim at promoting practices and systems in supply chains that empower women.
Social protection, and more specifically its global extension through national social protection floors, is on the agenda of major international summits. This webinar discussed how multinational enterprises (MNEs) can contribute to this global challenge as part of their commitment to socioeconomic development. Conducted by experts from the ILO Social Protection Department, with the participation of a Danone representative, the webinar explored the drivers, corporate strategies and concrete results of MNEs providing a minimum level of social protection for employees worldwide.