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21 October 2019 - 25 October 2019

International labour standards and corporate social responsibility: the labour dimension of human rights due diligence

21 October 2019 - 25 October 2019

International labour standards and corporate social responsibility: the labour dimension of human rights due diligence

International labour standards and corporate social responsibility: the labour dimension of human rights due diligence
Enrolment deadline: 14 October 2019
English
A9011966
Turin Centre
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Course Information

21 October 2019 - 25 October 2019

English

Turin Centre

Code: A9011966

English

Enrolment deadline: 14 October 2019

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Description

Description

The course aims to strengthen the capacity of participants to understand the principles of international labour standards as they relate to company operations (including the labour dimension of human rights due diligence), and how these principles can be most effectively implemented in company operations along their supply chains. As a result of stakeholder expectations, reporting requirements, conditions for tendering and so on, companies are under increasing pressure to conduct due diligence on human-rights issues in own operations and with business partners in their supply chains. Labour rights have become a critical component and basic pillar of any due diligence process. However, proper due diligence on labour issues begins with a good understanding of what is expected of companies when it comes to respecting workers' rights. Drawing on the experience of the ILO Helpdesk for Business, breakout sessions will provide participants with opportunities to discuss and debate some of the complex issues companies face when putting principles into practice, e.g. what to do when national law is not consistent with international labour standards; how to balance competing rights; what to do when the government is not fulfilling its duty to protect.

Target audience

Target audience

This course is designed for CSR professionals (in companies, consulting firms and CSR initiatives) seeking to align operations, including supply chains, with ILS principles or dealing on a daily basis with the challenge of respecting workers' rights. Managers of companies supplying to brands which are facing many, often conflicting demands may find this course particularly useful. This course will also be of interest to employer organizations, trade unions, civil society organizations and government officials dealing with national CSR policies and/or national action plans for business and human rights.

What

What

What topics does this course cover?

This course is designed for professionals who want to link three key topics in their work:

  • International Labour Standards
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Human rights due diligence

What will I learn?

Participants deepen their knowledge of the key topics with the guidance of international development experts.

  • Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, and relevant links to business operations
  •  All about conditions of work, including occupational safety and health, working hours, and wages
  • A comparative overview of leading international corporate social responsibility frameworks such as the ILO MNE Declaration, the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and the UN Global Compact
  • Best practices in human rights due diligence by companies from different geographical, sectoral, and operational contexts

What will I be able to do?

Participants advise and lead businesses and institutions toward integrated labour rights related due diligence frameworks.

  • Analyze international corporate social responsibility instruments and frameworks through the lens of the International Labour Standards
  • Optimize due diligence processes to promote and respect workers’ rights
  • Utilize leading tools and resources

Why

Why

 Why should I join?

The Turin Centre is known for its innovative learning experiences and unconventional methodologies.

  • This course is an opportunity to discuss key topics with ILO officials and an international cohort.
  • More than 100 participants from the private sector, governments, and civil society have taken part in this training course over the past two years.
  • Participants are encouraged to discuss their experiences and identify ways to apply the course topics to their work.

How to apply

How to apply

The deadline for submission of candidatures is 14 October 2019. Candidates must submit through the website the following documents: 

  • a letter from the sponsor indicating financial support (or letter from the applicant stating that participation cost is covered by himself/herself), to be uploaded when filling in the on-line application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

As an Organization dedicated to promoting social justice and internationally recognized human and labour rights, the ILO is taking a leading role in international efforts to foster gender equality. In line with this ILO focus, women are particularly encouraged to apply to ITCILO courses.

Costs

Costs

The total cost of participation is 2,250 Euro. This includes tuition fees (1,615 Euro) and subsistence costs (635 Euro).

• The tuition fees cover: course preparation, implementation and evaluation; training materials; the use of training facilities and support services.

• Subsistence costs cover: full board and lodging on the Centre’s Campus, emergency medical insurance and some recreational activities in Turin.

The figures quoted do not include the cost of travel between the participant’s home country and the course venue. Participants must ensure that they have a valid passport and appropriate visa for Italy, and for any country in which a transit or stopover to or from the course venue is required.

The cost of the visa, airport taxes, internal travel in the participant’s home country and stopovers is not covered. At the end of the course, participants will be issued a “Certificate of Participation” by the International Training Centre of the ILO. For information regarding payment, cancellation and refunds, please consult: http://www.itcilo.org/en/training-offer/how-to-apply

About the 2018 Edition

About the 2018 Edition

In 2018, over 30 participants discussed and exchanged ideas on labour rights within the framework of Human Rights Due Diligence

For the 2018 training programme, please click here

What previous participants said about the course

“During the course, I got to meet many different nationalities with an even more different approach to our common goal of improving working conditions in the factories around the globe.  This was inspiring to experience across the private sector, NGO’s and Government officials. Especially tripartite discussions is something I need to explore more in my future work in factories globally. The ILO Help Desk was an eye-opener I never knew existed.  Most of all I got verified, that we are on the right track in Skagerak Denmark. As many things in life: compliance, due diligence and CSR , are things where you often doubt you do the right thing. Doubt is not a bad thing, it keeps your senses  alive. This course cemented that many roads lead to Rom, and that it is each and every one of our actions that makes a difference.”  Mr Hans Lindekilde, Quality Manager, Skagerak Denmark

 

"The course brought to the forefront the reality that in order to implement correct due diligence practices in labour issues there be a good understanding of what is expected from business regarding their understanding of the International Labour Standards, the Labour Laws and their respect for their workers' rights." Ms Sonia Yvonne Davids, Jamaica Employers' Federation

"Due diligence and the importance thereof, specifically related to forced labour and child labour definitely left me motivated and encouraged me to ensure that this forms part of everything I do in my line of business. I would strongly recommend this course to those who not only want to broaden and further their knowledge in the CSR field and the opportunity to share worldwide experiences with fellow participants."   Ms Erissa Martin, Chamber of Mines of South Africa

 

Tuition cost: 1615

Subsistence cost: 635

Total cost: 2250

 

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