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    International Labour Office 4 Route des Morillons
    Geneva
    CH - 1211
    Switzerland

Enterprises Department

All across the world people are in search of jobs. Jobs so they can raise their families and send their children to school. Jobs that provide access to social protection for them and their families. And, jobs in which they are respected, can organize and have a voice. What they want is decent work.

Enterprises play a key role in creating productive and decent work that helps meet the economic and social aspirations of people and their communities. Whether small, medium or large, enterprises – including cooperatives – they are a major source of growth and employment in all countries. Enterprises and the entrepreneurs who run them play a crucial role in creating jobs and reducing poverty.
 

The ILO has a mandate, recognized in the 2008 Declaration, to promote sustainable enterprises as an integral part of the Decent Work Agenda.”

Guy Ryder, Director-General
International Labour Organization

What's new

  1. Event

    New ILO standards on the elimination of forced labour– A multi stakeholder approach to address contemporary forms of forced labour and trafficking

    01 December 2014

    Side event organized by the International Labour Organization (ILO), in collaboration with the Working Group on Business and Human Rights, in the framework of the 3rd annual UN Forum on Business and Human Rights

  2. Publication

    IOE-ILO guidance note on the 2014 Protocol to the Forced Labour Convention, 1930

    20 November 2014

    Short note jointly produced by the ILO and IOE to support the employer/business engagement to implement the Forced Labour Protocol

  3. News item

    First “Start and Improve Your Green Construction Business” (SIYGCB) Trainers trained

    19 November 2014

    The Start and Improve Your Green Construction Business training is a green sectoral business development programme that aims to support emerging and established entrepreneurs that wish to engage in the green building construction sector. The SIYGCB has been developed in close collaboration with national and international stakeholders in Zambia and South Africa. A first group of future trainers were trained in the rationale and the use of the SIYCGB training modules.

  4. Publication

    Enhancing access to finance

    19 November 2014

    The ILO approach to enhancing finance for small enterprises focuses on building the capacity on both the demand and the supply side (see Figure 1). Financial service providers (FSPs) are strengthened to be able to provide relevant products, and entrepreneurs are capacitated to use those services most effectively. In collaboration with the ILO’s International Training Centre in Turin, the ILO delivers much of the content by training local trainers, which facilitates significant outreach.

  5. © Dominic Chavez / World Bank 2014

    Governments and corporate social responsibility

    Sustainable public procurement on the rise

    19 November 2014

    Many governments are introducing laws and policies to stimulate responsible business practices, says Emmanuel Julien, Deputy-Director of the ILO's Enterprises Department. The annual Inter-agency Roundtable on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) focuses on how governments are promoting responsible business conduct through sustainable public procurement (SPP).

  6. Event

    Tackling child labour in supply chains - Child Labour Platform (CLP) Meeting

    14 November 2014

    During the meeting, CLP members and ILO experts will review the policies and procedures a member company has in place to address child labour and consider how these could be strengthened.

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