Multinational enterprises

Through their globalized production systems, multinational enterprises (MNEs), their subsidiaries and extended value chains represent an important share of the private sector in many developing and industrialised economies. The potential contribution of MNEs to the creation of more and better jobs is large, mostly in their supply chains but also through foreign direct investments (FDI). To guide and encourage their positive contribution to socio-economic development and minimize negative impacts of their operations, the ILO promotes the Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy (MNE Declaration).

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  1. ILO Governing Body, 346th Session, October-November 2022

    Taking stock five years after the adoption of the revised Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy

    This paper provides an overview of the progress made since 2017, as well as opportunities in the current context to further promote the use of the MNE Declaration to advance decent work and inclusive economic growth.

    - Decision on taking stock five years after the adoption of the revised MNE Declaration

  2. Self-assessment tool for enterprises

    A self-assessment tool for enterprises based on the Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy (MNE Declaration)

  3. ILO brief

    The elimination of child labour and its root causes – the guidance offered by the ILO MNE Declaration

    This joint guidance note aims to promote more comprehensive strategies and actions enterprises can take by adopting a holistic approach to the elimination of child labour and its root causes in their business operations.