Public-private partnerships

Partnerships for decent work

Who is teaming up with the ILO? 

Our current public-private partners are diverse and range from multinational enterprises to foundations and research institutes. Our partners have joined forces with the ILO, for exapmle, to combat child and forced labour and to ensure healthy and safe operations and workplaces.
Decent work is good for business. Socially responsible practices are conducive to gains in productivity, competitiveness, innovation and access to new markets. The ILO has collaborated with the private sector since its foundation in 1919. Since 2008, when the Organization adopted its basic principles governing public-private partnerships, more than 100 partners have taken action for decent work with the ILO - through more than 150 innovative partnerships Need more? Take a look at our partnership factsheets.

Watch and learn

  1. Want to find out what it's like working with the ILO?

    Working with the ILO: A Valued Partner

  2. What about skills?

    PPPs in skills development

  3. PPPs for cleaner production

    China Case Studies: Results through Training on Cleaner Production

  4. Did you know?

    The Ability Factor: Employing people with disabilities makes good business sense


  1. Garment Sector

    Better Work to collaborate with Fair Wear Foundation to improve garment factory working conditions

  2. International Standards

    ILO revises its landmark Declaration on multinational enterprises

    The ILO has revised its landmark Declaration on multinational enterprises and social policy, which provides guidance on how companies can contribute to the realization of decent work for all.

  3. Social protection

    Global Business Network for Social Protection Floors

    This Network aims to bring together multinational enterprises, employers’ organizations and corporate foundations to share good practices and contribute to the promotion and establishment of Social Protection Floors, worldwide.