The meeting allowed in-depth discussions on the use of ILO’s instruments, including the two most recent ILO’s tripartite Declarations on Multinational Enterprises and on Fundamental Rights and Principles at Work. The participants were also briefed on the various initiatives taken by the Chinese public authorities, including the measures promoted by the labour inspectorate and the guidance issued by different ministries on corporate social responsibility.
The Chinese government has taken and will continue to take proactive actions to achieve high quality employment in the global supply chains and contribute to the achievement of decent work."Hao Bin, Director-General of International Cooperation Department of the MOHRSS
“ As China is the host country of so many suppliers, it is important to understand well each stakeholder’s perspective. Crossing lessons learnt and exchanging best practices will help the government and the social partners to strengthen the governance of supply chains both in China and abroad” said Claire Courteille – Mulder, the director of the ILO Office in Beijing.
The meeting was part of an EU funded project on responsible supply chains and an INDITEX supported initiative on fundamental rights and principles at work.