International labour standards and corporate social responsibility: The labour dimension of human rights due diligence

International labour standards and corporate social responsibility: the labour dimension of human rights due diligence

International labour standards and corporate social responsibility: The labour dimension of human rights due diligence

19 Octubre–13 Noviembre 2020
El curso está disponible en English

Companies that fully understand their employees’ rights are better at respecting them. In this course, participants work through the complex issues that companies may face when designing new due diligence processes principles. Core questions include: What should we do when national law is not consistent with the International Labour Standards? How can we balance competing rights? What should we do when the government does not fulfill its duty to protect workers?

Join us for this dynamic course to discover the answers to these questions and many more.

Key features
High-Level resources

Learn from specialists on the topic, from both the UN and the private sector

Online learning space

Webinars situated within a powerful online learning environment


Join and connect with a group of like-minded professionals

Presentación del curso

The ILO's International Labour Standards are a critical component of Corporate Social Responsibility and Human Rights Due Diligence. If they are to respect workers' rights, it is essential that companies have a solid understanding of the rights concerned. This course provides participants with the information, tools and networks they need to improve their skills in the field of labour-related human rights and core elements of effective HRDD.

¿Quiénes participan en este curso?

Corporate social responsibility and sustainability professionals; government officials, particularly those working in the field of public procurement; employers' organization and trade-union corporate social responsibility and sustainability professionals.

What topics does this course cover?

This course is designed for professionals who want to link three key topics in their work:

  • International Labour Standards
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Human rights due diligence
What will I learn?

Participants deepen their knowledge of key topics with the guidance of international development experts.

  • All about the ILO’s International Labour Standards
  • A comparative overview of leading international corporate social responsibility frameworks
  • Best practices in human rights due diligence by companies from different geographical, sectoral, and operational contexts
What will I be able to do?

Participants are prepared to design due diligence frameworks for their businesses and institutions. 

  • Analyze international corporate social responsibility policies through the lens of the International Labour Standards
  • Optimize due diligence processes to promote and respect workers’ rights
  • Assess actual and potential adverse labour rights impacts
How does it work?

The course will be offered online through the ITCILO e-campus over a period of 4 weeks from 19 October to 13 November 2020, for an estimated total of 36 learning hours.

The course consists of three components:

  • Online learning: Flexible (asynchronous) self-guided online learning on e-campus
  • ‘Real time’ learning: Live interactive sessions through webinar and engaging video presentations by highly experienced trainers, blended with individual and collaborative group exercises, peer-to-peer assessment and online technical forums on e-campus
  • Assignments: You will be required to complete several short assignments and one end of course assignment . Participants who successfully complete all assessments and the final assignment will receive a Certificate of participation. Please note learning materials and tuition will be offered online in English and access to a computer with internet is essential.



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