Responsible Workplace Practices

The ILO approach to responsible workplace practices - Sustainable Enterprises

The ILO seeks to counter the myth that better working conditions are too costly for business. Enterprises that act to improve the social and environmental impact of their operations enhance their reputation, reduce the costs of doing business and boost competitiveness.
Both academic research and practical experience in various ILO projects show that responsible workplace practices such as innovations in work organization, continuous workplace learning, good labour-management relations and respect for workers’ rights are important ways of raising productivity while also promoting decent work. Compliance with labour standards can also help enterprises to access new markets and buyers and new sources of financing and credit.