How Procurement Decisions Can Advance Decent Work in Supply Chains


Companies play a crucial role in achieving Goal 8 on decent work and economic growth. By sourcing products from responsible suppliers, businesses can leverage their purchasing power to create positive impacts for workers in the global supply chain. This e-learning tool covers best practices for sustainable procurement and provides guidance on engaging with suppliers around the topic of decent work. It introduces the upcoming UN Global Compact Decent Work Engagement Toolkit for Sustainable Procurement, which consists of a set of practical tools designed to support procurement teams and other relevant parties to embed decent work considerations into their decision making, to set KPIs and to meaningfully engage with suppliers.

By completing this session and related learning materials, you will learn to:

  • Understand the role a procurement team can play in improving working conditions in the global supply chain
  • Communicate about decent work issues to suppliers
  • Recognize common issues and remedies related to decent work in supply chains