- To provide practical coaching for SMEs on the importance of OSH to business and on strategies as well as business tips to improve productivity for business improvement and sustainability.
- To share best practices of ILO’s SCORE Project in providing assistance of SMEs to increase and improve their productivity and competitiveness, including the better implementation of OSH.
- To utilize the networks of the SMEs to further raise the awareness related to OSH.
Activity formatIt is a half-day event in the morning from 08.00am to lunch time (13.30pm). The event will be divided into two sessions, facilitating by the above coaches. The first session will highlight strategies and advices as well as showcase best practices and practical guidelines regarding productivity and OSH related issues. Meanwhile the second sessions will focus on tactics and insights on how to expand, build and improve the businesses.
The activity will be a participatory and interactive event, allowing participating SMEs to directly communicate, share experiences and pose questions with the facilitators. It is expected that the participating SMEs will have a good understanding and awareness about the importance of OSH for business as well as ways to improve businesses’ productivity and competitiveness.
BackgroundEmploying more than 95 per cent of the world’s working population, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the main source of employment in developing countries, including Indonesia. In Indonesia, SMEs have also become a significant support to the sustainable development of the economy and important channel to absorb surplus labour. In fact, more than 60 per cent of the labour force is employed in SMEs.
However, SMEs are still facing many challenges. One of them is how to raise productivity while improving occupational safety and health and working conditions. Safety and healthy development of SMEs in Indonesia concerns not only people’s well-being but also a new global interest in an approach to sustainable development in which social, economic and environmental dimensions come together.
As part of the ILO OSH campaign, the ILO through its Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE) Project – Phase III. The SCORE project is an ILO global programme that improves productivity and working conditions in small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The key intervention of the global programme is to support the implementation of SCORE Training, which combines practical classroom training with in-factory consulting.
The ILO will work together with Etnikom, a leading community media network, to organize a mini business clinic aimed to raise the awareness about the importance of OSH for SMEs that would lead to better productivity and competitiveness. The event will reach out to around 100 SMEs business owners and practitioners in Jakarta to further learn about tactics and strategies to improve productivity and OSH related issues.