ILO Helpdesk for Business on International Labour Standards

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Operated by the Multinational Enterprises and Enterprise Engagement Unit

Welcome to the ILO Helpdesk for Business (, the one-stop shop for company managers and workers on how to better align business operations with international labour standards and build good industrial relations.

The Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy (MNE Declaration) and the ILO Declaration of Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work are the main ILO instruments that can provide companies guidance on social policy and responsible labour practices.

The ILO Helpdesk for Business provides information on a wide range of labour topics, all included in the ILO MNE Declaration. As such, it may also assist companies as well as workers' and employers' organizations in conducting due diligence, according to the provisions in the MNE Declaration.

Check out available ILO tools and resources as well as Questions and Answers (Q&As) and useful links on:

General policies
Conditions of work and life
Industrial relations

Visit the website of the Multinational Enterprises and Enterprise Engagement Unit for other topics related to corporate social responsibility/responsible business conduct.