The ILO supports governments and social partners by:
(a) developing information resources, tools and methodologies to support enterprises to make sustainable decisions based on an increased understanding of labour market and economic and social conditions, particularly in the developing world;
(b) providing guidance on ways that policies and regulations can support improved working conditions, an enabling business environment for sustainable enterprises, the transition of informal economy operators to the formal economy and economic and social development;
(c) providing guidance and technical assistance to member States to enable them to produce more accurate and reliable statistics to help them in evaluating the achievement of decent work through sustainable enterprise;
(d) gathering and disseminating information on the relationship between policies responding to cross-cutting social issues, such as gender and the need to empower women, and the development of sustainable enterprises;
(e) providing support to employers’ and workers’ organizations to promote workers’ rights, to close the representational gap and improve their capacity to analyse the dynamics of their business and labour environment so that they are able to advocate for the development of sustainable enterprises; and
(f) providing technical assistance to support start-ups, micro- and small and medium-sized enterprises to become sustainable through, for example, networking, developing workers’ capabilities and competencies, and upgrading regional and global value chains and clusters.