Promoting the adoption of sound social and labour practices, the creation of decent jobs and the improvement of working conditions
What we do
Providing information on social standards with Standards Map and driving convergence through benchmarking and cooperation with industry platforms. Working with standards organizations to build on their commonalities rather than developing parallel and sometimes conflicting solutions.
Why we do it
Trade needs to address internationally recognized social and labour standards to ensure that the poor and vulnerable are not left behind, bearing the brunt of low wages and poor working conditions driven by an increasingly competitive trading environment.
How we do it
Providing value chain actors and key stakeholders with transparency and traceability tools, benchmarking methodologies and key intelligence to ensure the adoption of social responsibility without overburdening MSMEs.
What we focus on
Helping MSMEs to implement socially sustainable business practices to increase their competitiveness and reduce adverse business risks and unethical labour practices.
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