Multinational Enterprises (EMP/MULTI) resources

  1. 2018 annual forum on Business and Human Rights

    This year’s Annual Forum on Business and human rights focused on Corporate human rights due diligence - emerging practices, challenges and ways forward. ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, spoke in the high-level panel “Building coherence and reaching scale on human rights due diligence – International organizations’ leadership perspectives” highlighting how the ILO is contributing to the business and human rights agenda as part of the broader decent work agenda and the need to scale up efforts in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

  2. ILO Helpdesk fro Business on International Labour Standards

    07 November 2018

    Looking for answers to your questions about labour standards?

  3. Partnerships

    10 October 2018

  4. Promoting women’s economic empowerment at work through responsible business conduct in G7 countries.

    09 October 2018

    This project aims to support sustainable, inclusive and equitable economic growth by promoting women’s economic empowerment in public and private sector in G7 countries. This project is funded by the European Union Partnership Instrument. The ILO Tripartite Declaration on Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy (MNE Declaration) will provide the key guidance for activities under this cooperation.

  5. Case study: Colombia investment, export promotion and workers’ rights

    08 October 2018

    This case study evaluates the policies and practices that the Colombian government has initiated in order to attract investment, and promote exports based on improved respect for workers’ rights. It seeks to assess to what extent the Colombian Policy for attracting foreign investment and promoting exports has had a positive impact on workers’ rights, productive employment, and equitable work.

  6. Factors affecting technology spillovers from Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) in backward linkages in the Turkish manufacturing sector: lessons for Investment Promotion Agencies (IPAs)

    08 October 2018

    The objective of these studies is to stimulate It is widely accepted by developing countries that technology and knowledge can spill over from Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) to local firms. However, this outcome is not automatic; a broad range of factors affect the existence of such spillovers. This study examines the MNE-related factors which might affect technology spillover channels and the spillover potential for local subsidiaries, particularly in backward linkages, within the specific context of the Turkish manufacturing sector. The evidence suggests that not all MNEs have the same spillover potential and different characteristics of the MNEs affect the spillover channels differently. This implies that a “one-size-fits-all” approach to increase technology spillover benefits of MNEs is sub-optimal and a customized approach is required.

  7. Thumbnail cover AMRM Report 2018

    25 September 2018

  8. Information gathering on the MNE Declaration started in preparation for the report and special session on the MNE Declaration during the 19th American Regional Meeting

    17 April 2018

  9. Questionnaire for employers' organizations in preparation for the report and special session on the MNE Declaration during the 19th American Regional Meeting

    17 April 2018

  10. Questionnaire for workers' organizations in preparation for the report and special session on the MNE Declaration during the 19th American Regional Meeting

    17 April 2018