Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE) Project Phase II

Sustaining Competitive and Responsible enterprises (SCORE) is a practical training and in-factory counselling programme that improves productivity and working conditions in small and medium enterprises (SMEs).


SCORE is a modular training programme that focuses on developing cooperative relations at the workplace. The five SCORE modules cover workplace cooperation, quality management, clean production, human resource management, and occupational health and safety. Each of the modules includes a joint, two-day classroom training for managers and workers and follow-up consultations with experts in the participating enterprises.

In SCORE Phase I (2009-2013), SCORE China has worked with China Enterprise Confederation (CEC) in Liaoning, Chongqing, Sichuan, Zhejiang and Shanghai. The main target sectors included manufacturing of machines, auto parts and garments

Project objective

The development objective of SCORE Phase II for China is that National institutions are providing, independently from the ILO and donor funding, SCORE training to SMEs to improve their working conditions, productivity and competitiveness.

The immediate objectives are that at the end of this project:

  • National training institutions organize SCORE training for SMEs on a cost-recovering basis;
  • Service providers deliver effective SCORE training and consulting to SMEs; and
  • Increased awareness of responsible workplace practices at the local, national and global level.

Project beneficiaries

SCORE’s ultimate beneficiaries are workers and managers in SMEs with high job creation potential and significant decent work deficits including gender discrimination. The targeted SMEs have approximately 50-500 employees.

More information please visit the website of SCORE global.

For further information please contact:

Mr Zhang Xubiao
National Project Manager
ILO Country Office for China and Mongolia
Tel: +86 10 6532 5091