We provide opportunities to upgrade professional skills through training and development
Some examples of good practice are listed below. You can contribute specific examples by clicking the ‘Share my case study’ button.
> Offering technical and vocational guidance and training programs, ensuring that company-supported education and vocational training programs are equally available and accessible to all groups
> Providing incentives for employees to obtain extra qualifications or continue their education
> Engaging with educational institutions to develop or support programs for vocational training, employment skills and educational development, and improving teaching technical skills through providing innovative solutions – complementing rather than substituting government and public sector action
> Influencing the supply chain to adopt similar practices; paying fair share of taxes to help finance national educational services
> Embedding the principle of equality in policies and processes for both employees and governing bodies throughout own operations and supply chains, including training, promotion, and development reviews
Signatories to the IFRA-IOFI Sustainability Charter can complete a simple online form to contribute specific examples - just click the button below.
A non-exhaustive list of initiatives is set out below, aiming to provide a direction for companies eager to go further on this topic:
Comply with respective national implementing regulations arising from the 8 Fundamental Conventions of International Labour Organisation (ILO):
1. Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948 (No. 87),
2. Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention, 1949 (No. 98),
3. Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29) (and its 2014 Protocol),
4. Abolition of Forced Labour Convention, 1957 (No. 105),
5. Minimum Age Convention, 1973 (No. 138),
6. Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, 1999 (No. 182),
7. Equal Remuneration Convention, 1951 (No. 100),
8. Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention, 1958 (No. 111);
Comply with respective national implementing regulations arising from others ILO Conventions and Recommendations related to Occupational Health and Safety
Follow the IFRA-IOFI Committee for Occupational Safety, Health & Environment (SHE) guidelines
Follow the guidelines and, eventually participate in internationally recognized multi-stakeholder initiatives such as:
> SMETA (SEDEX Members Ethical Trade Audit) – [Ethical trade audit],
> SAI (Social Accountability International) SA8000 Standard – [Social certification standard],
Signatories to the IFRA-IOFI Sustainability Charter can provide input on these frameworks and programs, or suggest others.
Available business disclosure: Percentage of total employees by gender and by employee category who received a regular performance and career development review during the reporting period.
Unit: % of total employees
Source: GRI Standard 404-3
Available business disclosure: Type and scope of programs implemented, and assistance provided to upgrade employee skills.
Source: GRI Standard 404-2
Available business disclosure: Transition assistance programs provided to facilitate continued employability and the management of career endings resulting from retirement or termination of employment.
Source: GRI Standard 404-2
Available business disclosure: Average hours of training that the organization’s employees have undertaken during the reporting period, by:
(ii) Employee category.
Source: GRI Standard 404-1
Available business disclosure: Approximate proportion of workers (m/w) along the value chain who receive training per year.
Unit: % of workers by gender
Available business disclosure: Average number of hours (or days) of training(s) provided to workers (m/w) along the value chain.
Unit: Hours or days per gender
Available business disclosure: Details on the type(s) of training(s) provided along the value chain.