Enterprise development

The ILO sign with the China Enterprise Confederation for implementing SCORE project

On 22 October 2018, the Consulting and Training Centre of the China Enterprise Confederation (CEC) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) sealing their cooperation on the promotion of for the joint implementation of the Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises project (SCORE) over the period 2018 to 2020.

News | Beijing, China | 22 October 2018
During the signing ceremony, Mr Zhu Hongren, Executive Vice Chairman/Director General of the CEC; Ms Zhang Yanyan, Director of the Consulting and Training Centre of the CEC; Ms Claire Courteille-Mulder, Director for ILO Country Office for China and Mongolia; and Mr Michael Elkins, SCORE Global Chief Technical Advisor of the ILO all welcomed this new cooperation.

The ILO SCORE Programme is assisting governments, industry associations and trade unions in Africa, Asia and Latin America to develop export and domestic industrial sectors, with a particular focus on competitiveness and decent work in small and medium enterprises (SMEs). It aims at improving responsible workplace practices and increasing productivity among SMEs through professional training and in-factory counselling. So far, in China, SCORE has trained more than hundreds of consultants and trainers; more than six hundreds of Chinese SMEs participated in the five-module training and substantial improvements have been achieved. SCORE also helped partners build platforms to reach out to SMEs and improve their capacity for providing management training and counselling in the pilot areas.

Over the years, the ILO and CEC has worked together in training Chinese companies on SCORE Modules, and generated good practice to improve work safety and health, productivity and competitiveness of SMEs in China. Ms Claire Courteille-Mulder pointed out the Agreement would bring SCORE to a new level in China. In the Phase III, SCORE focuses on a training of trainers approach and certification of consultants and trainers to deliver qualified trainings to enterprises. Initiating such cooperation is timely and appropriate for SCORE.

Mr Zhu Hongren recalled long-term and close relationship with the ILO, which has helped the CEC to provide high quality trainings to its members. The CEC attaches great importance to SCORE and provides support by involving the Consulting and Training Centre, covering companies in different sectors. In order to meet the ever-increasing demands for SCORE trainings in China, The CEC will contribute more to the trainings and the certification for trainers to cultivate a local group of SCORE experts in China.

Under the MOU, the ILO and the CEC will continue the cooperation on promotion of SCORE training to Chinese SMEs. CEC will mainly expand SCORE capacity building activities through training the consultants and trainers and certifying “SCORE consultant” and “SCORE trainer” in order to ensure the quality delivery of SCORE Training in China.