International Labour Standards (ILS) and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): 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 (ILS) and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): The labour dimension of human rights due diligence

17 octobre–11 novembre 2022
Le cours est disponible en English
Présentation du cours

The ILO's International Labour Standards are a critical component of corporate social responsibility and human rights due diligence (HRDD). To respect workers' rights in your operations or supply chains, it is essential that companies have a solid understanding of those rights. This course provides participants with the expertise, tools, and knowledge they need to improve their skills in the field of labour-related human rights and core elements of effective HRDD.

Groupes cibles

- Corporate social responsibility and sustainability professionals in the public and private sector - Government officials, particularly those working in the field of public procurement, human rights, trade and commerce - Employers' organizations and trade unions

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 and responsible business conduct
  • Human rights due diligence as described by the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
Building back better through international labour standards and corporate social responsibility
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More than 90 participants from 40 countries learned from global experts during a four-week online training course on international labour standards and corporate social responsibility.

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What will I learn?

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

  • Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, including the fundamental right to a safe and healthy working environment
  • Conditions of work, including working hours and wages
  • A comparative overview of leading international frameworks such as the ILO MNE Declaration, the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and the UN Global Compact
  • Best practices in human rights due diligence by companies from different geographical, sectoral, and operational contexts
What will I be able to do?

Participants advise and lead businesses and institutions toward integrated labour rights- related due diligence frameworks.

  • Analyse international corporate social responsibility instruments and frameworks through the lens of the International Labour Standards
  • Optimize your organizational or company level HRDD processes to promote and respect workers rights in your own operations and supply chains
  • Access ILO database, tools and resources
Why should I join?

The Turin Centre is known for its innovative learning experiences and unconventional methodologies.

  • An opportunity to discuss labour rights related topics with ILO officials and an international cohort.
  • Engage with experts from international and regional organizations on tools and instruments to advance workers rights in business operations.
  • Participants are encouraged to discuss their experiences and identify ways to apply the course topics to their work.
Who takes this course?
  • Corporate social responsibility and sustainability professionals in the public and private sector
  • Government officials, particularly those working in the field of public procurement, human rights, trade and commerce
  • Employers’ organizations and trade unions
How does it work?

The learning journey is composed of aprox. 9 webinars, self-guided eLearning modules and group work and individual exercises during the period of the training and will require 32 hours to complete.

At the end of the learning journey, participants receive a Certificate of Participation.

Two weekly webinars with experts will foster interaction, group discussion and exchange of ideas. Webinars will be recoded and made available on the ITCILO eCampus for a limted time period.

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