Labour issues in CSR: Examples from the ILO helpdesk for business Q&A

The International Labour Office Helpdesk for Business on International Labour Standards provides a one-stop shop for understanding the ILO’s approach to socially responsible labour practices. The service is available free of charge to managers and workers, as well as workers’ and employers’ organizations. Its primary audience are the people who deal with day-to-day company operations and supply chain management, and who develop company policies shaping those operations, particularly concerning respect for workers’ rights. The service is strictly confidential.

The Helpdesk deals with questions relating to international labour standards and draws on guidance provided by the ILO Declaration of Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, the ILO Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy (MNE Declaration) and a range of other declarations, conclusions, guidelines, tools and other instruments.