The course is organized around three thematic building blocks:
1. ILO tools and instruments relevant for Corporate Social Responsibility and due diligence concerning labour rights. This building block presents insights on the link between ILO normative instruments—including ILS, the ILO Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy (MNE Declaration) and the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work—and due diligence as set out in the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGP).
2. Issues companies encounter and guidance found in the ILS. Drawing on the experiences of the ILO Helpdesk for Business, this block sets out a framework for understanding the key ILS principles for each of the topics and the implications for company operations. Topics include: freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining; industrial relations, child labour, forced labour, equality of opportunity and treatment (including gender); conditions of work (wages, hours of work, occupational safety and health); and employment promotion and training
3. Operationalizing the principles of ILS and Due Diligence. This section will focus on Due Diligence frameworks and processes and provide a step by step approach on how to perform labour rights related Due Diligence. This module also includes experience and knowledge sharing of both large and smaller companies in establishing a due diligence system for ensuring respect for workers’ rights in their own operations and in promoting respect among their business partners