Sectoral Studies on Decent Work in Global Supply Chains

Comparative Analysis of Good Practices by Multinational Enterprises in Promoting Decent Work in Global Supply Chains

Many governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations (the ILO’s tripartite constituents) want to know how engagement with global supply chains (GSCs) can help national and local economies and communities grow in a sustainable and inclusive manner, promote jobs and contribute to realizing decent work for all. In June 2016, the three constituents will come together at the International Labour Conference (ILC) to have a general discussion about decent work in GSCs.

As input into the ILC discussion in 2016, the ILO conducted studies of good practices by multinational enterprises (MNEs) for the promotion of decent work in four different sectors of the economy: chemicals, logistics, tourism and tea. This report comprises a comparative analysis of good practices by MNEs in the four sectors to help understand constituents’ capacity-building needs and identify potential areas for future work. The analysis carried out under this project will help inform the 2016 discussion and feed into the preparations and possible follow-up to the ILC discussion.