This training is the first joint training organized by the ILO and the UNDP targeting companies operating in Indonesia in the electronic manufacturing sector, in particular those that are part of global supply chains in the industry. The electronic sector has been a key driver of economic growth and employment in many developing countries, including Indonesia. Indonesia’s electronic industry has contributed to lucrative domestic market and strong regional supply chains.
Companies are the engine of the economy. The implementation of international standards on responsible business has become essential to economic growth and economic development and by ensuring respect to human rights and decent work, companies can drive large-scale positive changes in their operations and their supply chains."Michiko Miyamoto, ILO Country Director for Indonesia and Timor-Leste
The training also covers labour rights, with a focus on decent work targeting Japanese-linked electronics manufacturing companies, based on the ILO’s Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) and Social Policy as well as an ILO study on the electronics industry in Indonesia and its integration into global supply chains.
When businesses drive a proactive human rights approach within their operations and supply chain, they contribute to more sustainable and just future for all."Sujala Pant, UNDP Indonesia Deputy Resident Representative
In addition to support the private sector with the international guiding principles and sensitization of responsible business concepts, the training also aims to equip the companies with responsible business practices, create peer-learning opportunities to overcome challenges and find solutions in promoting and respecting human rights in their operations as well as their supply chains,
Michiko Miyamoto, ILO Country Director for Indonesia and Timor-Leste, stated that the training programme would contribute to not only improve the understanding and capacity of Indonesian private sector on responsible business practices and decent work throughout their supply chains, but would
also contribute to standard compliance and competitiveness that led to the achievements of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly Goal No. 8 on Sustainable Economic Growth and Decent Work for All.
“Companies are the engine of the economy. The implementation of international standards on responsible business has become essential to economic growth and economic development and by ensuring respect to human rights and decent work, companies can drive large-scale positive changes in their operations and their supply chains. Thus, the ILO in collaboration with relevant UN agencies continue to promote key instruments outlining how companies can act responsibly,” she stated.
Furthermore, Sujala Pant, UNDP Indonesia Deputy Resident Representative, acknowledged that the participation of companies that have responsible business initiatives including in trainings on human rights due diligence (HRDD) illustrates a growing awareness and commitment of businesses among companies in Indonesia to support the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
“Carrying out HRDD is one way that companies can show they are committed to respecting the rights of workers, consumers, and communities. By identifying the potential harms that can be caused, companies can eliminate barriers that may be preventing women to benefit equally from the economic opportunities; companies may also take the necessary measures to provide opportunities for persons with disabilities as well. When businesses drive a proactive human rights approach within their operations and supply chain, they contribute to more sustainable and just future for all,” she stated.
The training programme applies participatory and active engagement as well as learning approaches, combining presentation/short lecture, case study, roleplay, and group works as well as Q&A sessions, in addition to online closed-door guidance sessions for selected individual companies.
About the ILO: The support of the ILO is given by its Resilient, Inclusive and Sustainable Supply Chains Asia (RISSC) in Indonesia. Funded by the Government of Japan, the RISSC project aims to build more resilient, inclusive and sustainable global supply chains as an entry point and catalyst for advancing decent work, addressing human and labour right risks, and building forward better from recent global disruptions, including COVID-19 pandemic. In Indonesia, the RISSC project focuses on the electronics manufacturing sector.
About the UNDP: The UNDP provides its support through the UNDP Business and Human Rights (B+HR)—a global project that works towards two outputs of (1) providing technical support to governments to develop and/or implement national action plans on business and human rights (or similar policy instruments), and (2) strengthening the capacity of the business sector to understand and conduct human rights due diligence under the B+HR Academy.
For further information, please contact:Tauvik Muhamad
Project Coordinator of ILO’s Resilient, Inclusive and Sustainable Supply Chains Asia (RISSC)
ILO’s Communication Officer