International labour standards and corporate social responsibility: the labour dimension of human rights due diligence

Online course aims to strengthen the capacity of participants to understand the principles of international labour standards as they relate to company operations (including due diligence related to labour rights) and how those principles can be most effectively implemented in company operations.

The ILO's International Labour Standards are a critical component of corporate social responsibility and human rights due diligence (HRDD). To respect workers' rights in their operations and supply chains, it is essential that companies have a solid understanding of these rights. This course provides participants with the expertise, tools and knowledge they need to improve their skills in the field of labour-related human rights and core elements of effective HRDD.

Target audience:
  • Corporate social responsibility and sustainability professionals in the public and private sectors;
  • Government officials, particularly those working in the field of public procurement, human rights, trade and commerce;
  • Employers' organizations and trade unions
Participants deepen their knowledge of the key topics with the guidance of international development experts.
  • Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, including the fundamental right to a safe and healthy working environment
  • Conditions of work, including working hours and wages
  • A comparative overview of leading international frameworks such as the ILO MNE Declaration, the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and the UN Global Compact
  • Best practices in human rights due diligence by companies from different geographical, sectoral, and operational contexts..
Participants advise and lead businesses and institutions toward integrated labour rightsrelated due diligence frameworks. 
  • Analyse international corporate social responsibility instruments and frameworks through the lens of the International Labour Standards
  • Optimize your organizational or company level HRDD processes to promote and respect workers rights in your own operations and supply chains
  • Access ILO database, tools and resources
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