Employers' Activities

Employers' Activities

Block 4

Promoting Responsible Business Conduct

Activities under this bloc include knowledge sharing and capacity building on international industrial relations, such as transnational company agreements, global campaigns, as well as corporate social responsibility and business and human rights.

The Programme helps employers' and business member organisations (EBMOs) and companies gain better understanding of the current policy debates on business and human rights and it supports them by providing advisory services, developing strategies and services to promote responsible business conduct for their members, both at the national level and in global supply chains.

As part of the portfolio, the programme contributes to raising awareness of EBMOs and companies about its pivotal role in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Training Activities Include:

  • Project on promoting responsible business conduct in supply chain intermediaries

The project is sponsored by The Walt Disney Company and it aims at creating sustainable training services in employers' and business member organisations for the benefit of their company members.

The training will address responsible business conduct in supply chains by boosting the following dimensions:

  • Labour Law Compliance
  • Good working conditions (EOSH)
  • Elimination of Child and Forced Labour

The project was launched in 2017 and runs until September 2019.

The target countries include Argentina, Mexico, India, Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand.

  • Transnational company agreements 

the project is co-funded by the European Union and is run in partnership with BDA, MEDEF, CEOE, DI and Confindustria, and with the support of both BUSINESSEUROPE and the IOE.

The project is at its 4th edition and it aims, among other things, at strengthening management representatives' capacity to make better informed decisions on transnational company agreements and for employers' and organisations to assist them.

This is achieved by updating the guide of 2010   with the latest developments on transnational company agreements. It especially takes stock of the recent agreements signed by multinational companies and global unions, as well as the policy initiatives, like the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, or the national regulatory measures, such as the UK Modern Slavery Act, the French due diligence act and the Dutch act against child labour.

More information can be found here



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