Putting ILO SCORE Training methodology into practice: A Bolivian company preserves the health of its more than 2,000 workers without interrupting operations

With the advent of the pandemic in 2020, La Paz Limpia implemented the SCORE Training Expanded Module related to workplace cooperation and occupational health and safety

Noticia | 28 de marzo de 2022

La Paz – La Paz Limpia, a municipal cleaning company in the city of La Paz, Bolivia, opened its doors to a delegation made up of members of the Swiss Cooperation and ILO to share their experience in the implementation of one of the modules of the SCORE Training methodology, related to the biosecurity of workers, in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in their facilities.

During the visit, the company's Business Improvement Team, made up of members of the management and operational areas, presented to the visitors the improvements and results obtained thanks to the implementation of SCORE, highlighting the way in which the methodology allowed them to overcome the challenges generated by the pandemic to ensure and preserve the health of its more than 2000 workers, without interrupting operations.

Through the implementation of SCORE Training, the company improved communication channels with its workers and reinforced biosecurity measures inside and outside its facilities.

As our service was critical to the maintenance and sanitation of the city at such a critical time as the pandemic, we could not stop our operations and had to keep our personnel protected. SCORE allowed us to identify and implement best practices and provide timely and relevant communication to all our staff for immediate response.

Diego Pardo Valle, Chairman of the Board, Trebol / La Paz Limpia

The visitors were also able to talk with their workers to learn more about the benefits of SCORE Training implementation. Both the Swiss Cooperation delegates and the ILO representatives highlighted the excellent results achieved.

The implementation of the SCORE Training methodology has been promoted by the ILO in Bolivia since 2013, through the Confederation of Private Entrepreneurs of Bolivia (CEPB), and has been funded by the Swiss Cooperation since 2017, support that will be extended until December 2023.

About the SCORE Program

ILO’s Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE) Programme improves productivity and working conditions in small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The key intervention of the programme is SCORE Training, which combines practical classroom training with in-factory consulting. The Training demonstrates best international practice in the manufacturing and service sectors and helps SMEs to participate in global supply chains.