To address the various health risks associated with agricultural practices and maximize cropping, the Vision Zero Fund project in Myanmar is working with farmers and their communities to equip them with better information on occupational safety and health and the safe use of agrochemicals.
This event was an opportunity for the VZF to showcase achievements, highlight challenges, and detail future plans.
The Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare of Lao PDR and the ILO signed a Cooperation Agreement to start a new VZF project designed to improve occupational safety and health in Lao PDR supply chains.
Assessment of drivers and constraints for OSH improvement in global value chains and intervention design
The present Starterkit provides guidance to development professionals in charge of projects that aim at improving occupational safety and health in global value chains.
Shared Responsibility for Safer Supply Chains
The Vision Zero Fund (VZF) brings together governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations, companies, and other stakeholders to jointly advance towards the vision of achieving zero severe and fatal work-related accidents, injuries and diseases in global supply chains.
VZF works at global, country and workplace levels, seeking to strengthen the worldwide enabling environment for safe and healthy working conditions; improve national legal and policy frameworks; and implement more effective prevention, protection and compensation mechanisms for women and men working in targeted supply chains, in particular in the world’s least developed countries. Currently, VZF operates in eight countries and in two supply chains: garment and agriculture.
VZF is an initiative of the G7, endorsed by the G20. Donors include the European Commission, France, Germany, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom and the United States. In 2017, Siemens became the first private sector donor to join the Fund. It is administered and implemented by the International Labour Organization.
"The Vision Zero Fund will help prevent and reduce the unacceptable number of workplace-related deaths, injuries and diseases. Gaining access to global supply chains can be an important part of strategies for poverty reduction. The Fund will help to make this route safer."ILO Director-General Guy Ryder at the G7 announcement of the Vision Zero Fund
Reports & Publications
- Drivers and constraints for occupational safety and health improvement in the ginger global value chain from Myanmar
- Global Report 2016-2017
- Flyer: Vision Zero Fund, Achieving a world without occupational accidents and diseases
- Occupational Safety & Health in Global Chains – Starterkit
- Occupational Safety and Health within Sustainable Sourcing Policies of Multinational Enterprises