SCORE - Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises

Improving productivity, sustainability and job quality in SMEs



The SCORE programme supports practical training and in-factory counselling that improves productivity and working conditions in small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Read More

The SCORE programme shares the vision of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030 of a better, more inclusive world, particularly in relation to the world of work. SCORE aligns with Goals 5, 8, 9 and 12 as it helps SMEs improve working conditions and processes, particularly by mainstreaming gender, promoting decent work, achieving cleaner and more sustainable production patterns and enabling SMEs to participate in global supply chains.

SCORE Facts & Figures (as at December 2017)

  • Over 1,400 SMEs have undertaken SCORE Training by ILO partner organisations and trainers
  • These SMEs represent a total workforce of over 300,000 workers that have benefited from enterprise improvements
  • More than 10,000 managers and workers have jointly participated in SCORE Training
  • 42% of SCORE Training participants were women
  • 88% Global average rate of satisfaction with SCORE Training
In 2015, SCORE's Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) system was audited by an external auditor and found 87% compliant with the DECD standard.
(For more information see Project Documentation).