331st Session of the ILO Governing Body

Review of the implementation of ILO–ISO agreements

As decided by the Governing Body at its 328th Session (GB.328/INS/13, paragraph 15, as amended), this document reports on significant developments in the pilot implementation of the 2013 Agreement between the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and seeks authorization to issue an ILO policy position in relation to the publication of ISO 45001 on occupational health andsafety management systems (OHS-MS). It requests the Governing Body to decide, in the light of the outcome of the pilot implementation and of the ISO’s ongoing activity in fields overlapping with the ILO’s mandate, whether to modify or terminate the Agreement and whether to refrain from further cooperation with the ISO and, if so, under what circumstances. The Governing Body is invited to further decide whether to note with regret the ISO’s decision to unilaterally terminate the 2005 ILO–ISOMemorandum of Understanding (MOU) on social responsibility and whether to authorize further ILO cooperation with the ISO in the field of social responsibility contingent on the ISO’s application of the terms of the 2005 MOU.(see the draft decision in paragraph 26and 27).

Conference paper | Institutional Section | 25 October 2017