Online training on key responsible business tool available in Chinese

Chinese speakers gain access to important training on the MNE Declaration

News | 25 May 2020
Beijing (ILO news) - The Responsible Supply Chains in Asia programme (RSCA), in collaboration with the ILO’s International Training Centre (ITCILO), has launched a Chinese version of their training on the ILO’s Multinational Enterprises Declaration. The self-guided e-learning module called “Business and Decent Work: An introduction to the MNE Declaration”, highlights the principles of the Declaration and how they can be put into practice to address a range of labour and employment issues.

The MNE Declaration, officially the Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy (2017), provides direct guidance to enterprises both multinational and national, on social policy and inclusive, responsible and sustainable workplace practices.

The course provides practical guidance and real-world examples in implementing the recommendations from the MNE Declaration in the business context. “One of our goals is to support Chinese industries’ ambition to improve their position in global value chains by enhancing their responsible business practices,” explains Ji Cuijie, National Programme Coordinator for the RSCA. “Having this training material in Chinese allows many more decision-makers to better integrate sustainability in their operations by implementing the Declaration’s recommendations.”

Ji Cuijie believes the potential market for the course is broad as it is of interest to government officials, employers’ and workers’ organizations, corporate social responsibility (CSR) managers, human resources managers, and any other decision-makers dealing with supply chain management and labour relations.

Tong Cai working at the ILO International Training Centre, notes that the course already available in different language is very popular. . . “To have it available in Chinese is a big step, especially as the training provides useful guidance in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis and its impact on the world of work.”

The course is free, open to all and can be accessed through the ITCILO portal here.