Briefing notes, brochures and factsheets on supply chains
COVID-19, vaccinations and consumer demand: How jobs are affected through global supply chains
22 June 2021
COVID-19 led to a severe decline in global consumer demand that has only recovered partially in most countries so far. This brief assesses the number of jobs in global supply chains that are experiencing a negative impact due to the decline on consumer demand for manufacturing products worldwide.
The linkages between international labour standards, the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and National Action Plans on Business and Human Rights
17 June 2021
Leveraging Japan’s role as a major investor to promote responsible labour practices in global supply chains
01 April 2021
SCORE Training - Promoting the capacity of suppliers in global supply chains
07 December 2020
For Journalists: An introduction to the Responsible Supply Chains in Asia (China) Programme
01 October 2020
This document is briefing summary of the key elements of the RSCA programme
COVID-19 and maritime shipping & fishing
15 May 2020
Shipping carries most world trade, and fishing provides essential food. The pandemic impacts the safety and well-being of seafarers and fishers, their ability to join their vessels and return home, and the future of their jobs. Seafarers on cruise ships, which have often barred from entering port, are particularly hard hit. The ILO is working to protect these key maritime workers as the world seeks to protect public health.
COVID-19 and the automotive industry
07 May 2020
The automotive industry has been hit by a triple whammy: factory closures, supply chain disruption, and a collapse in demand. Just-in-time manufacturing processes have propagated the impact across the globe. Small and medium enterprises are among those hardest hit and millions of jobs are at risk. Automakers are key to kick-starting the global economy. Not only by producing life-saving ventilators and facemasks. Sustainable industrial policies and targeted support and are key to a lasting recovery – to building back better – with decent work for more women and men.
COVID-19 and the impact on agriculture and food security
20 April 2020
While working to feed the world, many agricultural workers are unable to lift themselves out of poverty and food insecurity. As the pandemic spreads, the continued functioning of food supply chains is crucial in preventing a food crisis and reducing the negative impact on the global economy. Coordinated policy responses are needed to support agribusiness and the livelihoods and working conditions of millions of agricultural workers in line with relevant international labour standards.
COVID-19 and the textiles, clothing, leather and footwear industries
09 April 2020
The viability of the textiles, clothing, leather and footwear industries is unravelling, as workers are told to stay at home, factories close, and global supply chains grind to a halt. The cancellation of orders has hit thousands of firms and millions of workers particularly hard. We urgently need solidarity and joint action across the industries’ supply chains. The ILO is committed to supporting governments in protecting the health and economic well-being of workers and businesses in the textiles, clothing, leather and footwear industries.
ILO 'Better Work' guidelines for factories in the garment sector
02 April 2020