Committee on Decent work in global supply chains

Global supply chains generate jobs and contribute to sustainable development but also lead to decent work deficits, which calls for global action. The ILC 2016 general discussion will generate understanding and guidance by focusing on the labour dimension.

This Committee had before it Report IV submitted to the Conference for discussion and met from 30 May to 8 June in Room XIX, according to its Tentative Plan of Work (approved at its first sitting).

Composition of the Committee

Reports submitted to the Conference

  1. Report IV

    Decent work in global supply chains

    08 April 2016

Background information

  1. Publication

    Workplace Compliance in Global Supply Chains

    05 January 2017

    The aim of the study on workplace compliance is to map and analyse some of the governance mechanisms engaged in global supply chains, and to encourage collaboration between stakeholders to develop a culture of compliance.

  2. 105th International Labour Conference

    ILO Director-General: “ILO sets course to promote decent work in global supply chains, in transition from conflict and crisis and in making poverty history by 2030”

    10 June 2016

    World parliament of labour sets the course for global action to shape the future of work.

  3. Publication

    Multilateral approaches to Global Supply Chains

    29 May 2016

    This comparative desk study examines how other key multilateral organizations approach the topic of Global Supply Chains (GSC) in order to help define the comparative advantage/added value of the ILO; provide input to the report for the general discussion of decent work in global supply chains at the 105th Session of the International Labour Conference (ILC) in 2016; and explore potential partnerships and follow-up actions after the ILC discussion.

  4. Publication

    Sectoral Studies on Decent Work in Global Supply Chains

    27 May 2016

    Comparative Analysis of Opportunities and Challenges for Social and Economic Upgrading

  5. Terminology

    Glossary - Decent Work in Global Supply Chains

    25 May 2016

  6. Slideshow

    Voices from the Factory Floor

    24 May 2016

    What would you ask the people who make your clothes? They number around sixty million worldwide – 80 per cent of them women – all employed in the global garment industry. The factories they work in provide valuable jobs that can improve livelihoods and lift communities out of poverty. Yet, poor working conditions remain a challenge across the sector.

  7. Resource list

    Database of References on Decent Work in Global Supply Chains

    06 April 2016