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Identifying and addressing forced labour

Compliance managers and HR professionals in the agro sector need to put measures into action so that their companies can prevent and remediate forced labour situations, especially of migrant workers. The ILO identified 11 indicators to recognize forced labour situations…

Spain

CAPACITY BUILDING

Suspending judgement to connect

Sustainability professionals often struggle to communicate to HR managers how they can improve working conditions and, especially, how to prevent discrimination in the workplace. Therefore, it is essential that they are able to understand the HR managers’ underlying needs, concerns…

China

CAPACITY BUILDING

Equality and Bias at the workplace

How do bias and stereotypes influence our decisions? Through this training, sustainability professionals maintain meaningful conversations on equality, bias and privilege, to increase their knowledge on how unconscious bias impacts their work and lives. Participants are also better equipped to…

United Kingdom, India, Pakistan, China, Turkey, Romania

TOOLS

Sketches to train employees on how to intervene in situations of violence and harrassment

One new approach to create safe spaces that are free of violence and harassment that is being implemented successfully in companies, is creating a sense of collectiveness, so that all workers feel part of a community. As members of the…

Latin America

CAPACITY BUILDING

Practical implications of ILO Convention no. 190 on violence and harassment at work

Through this workshop, employers, workers and government officials have a better understanding of how they can implement in practice ILO Convention No. 190 on violence and harassment at work.

Europe, Asia

TOOLS

Violence and harassment at the workplace: A good practices guide for companies

The Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights require companies to effectively manage real and potencial risks of human rights violations, as well as safety and health risks at work. In terms of violence and harassment, this would imply the…

Latin America

TOOLS

Videos for managers on how to promote a workplace that is free of violence and harassment

Cultural change in any company is difficult, and it does not happen from one day to another. These videos offer concrete measures that the company’s managers can implement to achieve working environments free of violence and harassment. They are short,…

Latin America

TOOLS

Practices to build a corporate culture of mutual respect

More and more, companies require new and more creative approaches to reduce violence and harassment at work. This tool offers practical actions for different employee profiles, because each person, from different positions, can play an important rol in ensuring that…

Latin America

CAPACITY BUILDING

Identifying and reducing violence and harassment at work

Employers’ and workers’ representatives learn what behaviors can constitute violence at work and what actions need to take place in order to reduce the recurrence of such situations. Understanding that all actors have a role to play in preventing violence…

Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Switzerland, Uruguay, Venezuela

CAPACITY BUILDING

Grievance mechanisms in supply chains

The training covers the different types of conflict within companies that impact the way grievances are handled. It also aims to clarify grievance system-process-steps versus procedural-steps, and deepen knowledge of key components, including policy, procedures, channels, values, stakeholder consultation, and…

China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Philippines, India, Bangladesh, Madagascar, Mauritius, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia

CAPACITY BUILDING

International Labour Standards Academy

The Academy is an online event offering a choice of three highly-specialized courses on international labour standards (ILS), and providing knowledge and tools on them to a broad range of professionals active in promoting rights at work and social justice….

Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Switzerland, Uruguay, Venezuela

CAPACITY BUILDING

Equality and Bias

CSR professionals from different companies learned how stereotypes and bias can have a negative impact on workplaces. Learning how discrimination is unintentionally rooted in many policies and procedures gives them a better perspective of the changes that need to be…

United Kingdom, global supply chains

TOOLS

Videos on forced labor in domestic work

25 million people are currently victims of forced labor in the world. 24% of them are domestic workers. Through these simple and direct videos, domestic workers learn their labor rights related to their freedom of chosing their job and remaining…

Peru

CAPACITY BUILDING

Responsible Recruitment

Human Resources managers in the textile supply chain are able to increase their awareness of international standards on fair recruitment. This way, they can improve their current factory recruitment policies and procedures used to hire migrant workers, develop and implement…

China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Turkey, Jordan, Egypt, Bulgaria, Madagascar, Philippines

TOOLS

Learningright: 222 small ideas for one big challenge: A book for managers and trainers in global supply chains

This book provides simple, clear and creative ways to ensure that good practices and remediation are embedded in worplaces. It is an inspirational guide for companies, managers and workers in the adventure of fully implemetning rights.

World

TOOLS

E-learning program for auditors

SMETA accredited auditors need to increase their knowledge and skills on international labour standards and SEDEX audit system. Through videos, interactive activities, animations and visuals, auditors can improve their core technical competencies and their interviewing, communication and reporting skills.

World

CAPACITY BUILDING

Bringing Equality and Diversity to the workplace

Companies across 10 sectors of the economy wish to bring equality and diversity to their workplaces through changes in their policies and procedures but also through behavioral change. The ILO, the Nacional Council of Private Enterprises and the Ministry of…

Panama City, Panama

TOOLS

Human Guide for workplaces in times of COVID

Companies need to better manage employees that come to work during the pandemic. This guide promotes the commitment with physical and mental health through small actions based on empathy, listening, communication and collaboration. Short, simple, direct.

World

CAPACITY BUILDING

Inspiring agents of change to bring equality and inclusion to workplaces

Employers’ associations and trade union members learn to recognize discriminatory practices in working environments and how to address them more effectively. By becoming agents of change in their organizations they are able to develop action plans to sensitize colleagues and…

Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Peru, Panama

WORKSHOPS

Defining what a sustainable and transparent supply chain is

How do we define sustainability and create a sustainable and transparent supply chain that empowers growers? Using Lego Serious Play methodologies, the sustainability leadership team was able to clarify complexity and achieve group alignment in definitions and strategies to support…

Global supply chains

TOOLS

Supporting companies’ occupational safety and health performance: A guide for Employers and Business Membership Organizations on OSH advocacy and services

For companies, managing health and safety at work is not only a question of legal compliance or avoiding losses linked to accidents at work. Good OSH performance can improve workers motivation and productivity, reduce absenteeism, help businesses attract talent, and…

World

CAPACITY BUILDING

Root causes to identify key solutions

Root-cause analysis helps sustainability professionals be able to propose corrective actions that are more targeted to the real and underlying problem and not just to its side effects. These solutions will prevent the problem from reoccurring. In this training, participants…

Turkey, United Kingdom, India, China, Bulgaria, Romania, Pakistan

CAPACITY BUILDING

Collaborative Communication for better connection

Sustainability professionals not only need a solid background on technical aspects; they also need to ensure that they can communicate efficiently with employers. This way, they’ll be able to transmit the need of transformation in the organization, and to walk…

Turkey, United Kingdom, India, China, Bulgaria, Romania

CAPACITY BUILDING

Looking for solutions in places we didn’t look before

Sustainability and compliance proffesionals need to support HR managers improve labour conditions in their supply chains. Through this training on creative problem solving they are better equipped to help suppliers come up with small actions that they can implement to…

Sri Lanka

CAPACITY BUILDING

Inspiring Agents of change

Human Resources managers are key agents of change in companies. Through this training, they improve their communication skills -verbal and non verbal- to be able to drive change within their workplaces.

Honduras, Guatemala

CAPACITY BUILDING

Ensuring equality and diversity in hiring processes

In 2017, Human Resources managers from different companies participated in a training where they revised their policies and procedures to ensure equality and diversity. In 2019, they wanted to upgrade their skills and put in place an Equality and Diversity…

Honduras, Guatemala

CAPACITY BUILDING

Responsible recruitment practices

Through this course, Human Resources managers in the textile supply chain identify the hidden risks that migrant workers face in their path to employment and learn how to work more effectively with local agents and sending country recruitment agencies. They…

Malaysia, Taiwan

CAPACITY BUILDING

Building Communication skills and channels to improve workplace relations

Workers, supervisors and managers need to build trust amongst themselves. To do that, they must improve their communication which currently is very emotional and partial. Understanding what communications styles and channels are open and preferred is going to be essential…

Poland

WORKSHOPS

Finding solutions in places where we didn’t look before

In this workshop, we used creative problem-solving techniques to develop ideas on how to help management understand the value of social compliance and how to help workers report factory issues to brands. Participants came up with 202 ideas through divergent…

USA, global supply chains

WORKSHOPS

Fair recruitment practices across borders

Guatemalan workers cross the border to Mexico without papers and in very harsh conditions. Employers in Mexico hire them temporally without knowing much of how they arrived, what recruitment costs they incurred and if they are paying loans to cover…

Mexico, Guatemala