Compliance with labour standards

Diagnostics of compliance with labour standards: A checklist for small enterprises

The diagnostics was resulted from the project collaboration between the International Labour Organization (ILO) Country Office for the Philippines (CO-Manila) and the Employers’ Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) funded under the European Union Generalized Scheme of Preferences Plus (EU GSP+) project on supporting effective application of Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining Conventions in the Philippines (ILO Conventions Nos. 87 and 98).

This self-assessment toolkit form part of the ECOP-ILO project implementation agreement on “Promoting a Culture of Compliance to Labour Standards through Social Dialogue among Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs)” wherein ECOP identified specific outcomes to promote a culture of compliance among MSMEs on GSP+ international instruments. The Diagnostics is the culmination of the series of workshops for employers in small industries to: (a) ascertain the level of awareness on international labour standard (ILS), EU GSP+ and social dialogue; (b) encourage companies to adopt policies and practices that promote compliance on ILS in relation to EU GSP+ requirements; and (c) develop self-assessment tools to train entrepreneurs in addressing gaps in compliance to labour standards and international instruments.