Featured below is a list of key resources (Conventions and Recommendations) as well as practical resources and tools for companies interested in aligning their operations with principles contained in international labour standards.
Check out available resources for business on the following topics:
- Child labour
- Collective bargaining
- Discrimination and Equality
- Employment promotion
- Forced labour
- Freedom of association and the right to organize
- Occupational safety and health (OSH)
- Security of Employment
- Wages and Benefits
- Working time
Visit the website of the Multinational Enterprises and Enterprises Engagement Unit for other topics related to corporate social responsibility and social policy.
Check out training courses organized at ITC-ILO Turin (Italy):
- International labour standards and corporate social responsibility: frameworks and practices (8-12 December 2014)
Check out webinars organized with the UN Global Compact Office
- How can companies uphold freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining? - From principle to action – 6 May 2015
- Safety and Health in the Construction Sector- Overcoming the Challenges – 7 November 2014
- New international standard on the elimination of forced labour - Implications for business – 5 September 2014
- Business and the Realization of Indigenous Peoples’ Rights -- 16 July 2013
- How global enterprises are responding to the global call for the extension of social protection – 14 May 2013
- Migrant Workers and Businesses: Challenges and Opportunities –11 February 2013 and 1 March 2013
- Web accessibility for persons with disabilities: benefits for all –12 February 2013
- Human rights and social justice: Let’s end child labour –27 November 2012
- The ILO-IFC Better Work Programme – 24 April 2012
- Disability in the Workplace and the ILO Global Business and Disability Network – 3 April 2012
- Women’s Entrepreneurship Development: ILO experiences in assisting women entrepreneurs in starting-up a productive business with growth potential – 21 February 2012
- HIV and AIDS in the workplace: how companies can make the difference in prevention and treatment of HIV and AIDS – 28 November 2011
- Eradicating Forced Labour from Global Supply Chains – 26 October 2011
- Disability in the Workplace and the ILO Global Business and Disability Network - 29 June 2011
- Children in Hazardous Work - 24 May 2011
- Equal Pay for Work of Equal Value - How do We Get There? - 29 March 2011
Guidance on national law and practice:
For information on the national legal context and resources and tools on the national level, please contact the national Ministry of Labour or the national employers’ or workers’ organization.
For more information on the national employers’ federation, visit the website of the International Employers’ Organization, the organization with the largest representativity of the private sector in the world, currently consisting of 148 national employers' organizations from 141 countries (November 2010).
For more information on the national workers’ organizations, visit the website of the International Trade Union Confederation. The ITUC represents 176 million workers in 151 countries and territories and has 301 national affiliates (March 2011).