Promotion of sustainable enterprises for innovation, growth, more and better jobs

Developing sustainable enterprises: the ILO approach

The Sustainable enterprises leaflet (2017 edition) provides an overview of the ILO’s policy advisory services, capacity building services and enterprise-level services to ILO constituents and other partners.

Sustainable enterprises are a significant contributor to decent job creation and income generation. The work focus has been placed on:
• Creating an enabling environment;
• Developing entrepreneurship and business skills;
• Increasing productivity and improving working conditions in Small and Medium-sized Enterprises;
• Improving the access to financial services; promoting the Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy (MNE Declaration);
• Developing the Enterprises and Green Initiatives; strengthening the knowledge base and providing technical assistance to cooperatives and social enterprises; as well as
• Linking enterprises with ensuring social security and social protection floors.