Reports and working papers on supply chains

  1. Ending child labour, forced labour and human trafficking in global supply chains

    12 November 2019

  2. Strengthening Support for Trade Through Decent Work

    04 November 2019

  3. Economic and social upgrading in the Philippines’ pineapple supply chain

    19 October 2019

    Despite several decades of steady growth, Mindanao’s tropical agro-food industry and the pineapple supply chain more specifically are characterized by a relatively large proportion of workers being linked to small-scale production and low-skilled, labour-intensive and poorly paid work. What is the evidence regarding the alignment between economic improvement of the local industry and the quality and terms of employment realized by its workers?

  4. Decent work in global supply chains: An internal research review

    08 October 2019

    This article provides an inventory of the research carried out by the ILO on decent work in GSCs between 2014 and 2019 and helps to identify the challenges and remaining gaps in terms of research.

  5. Social Dialogue, Collective Bargaining and Responsible Business Conduct: Promoting the Strategic Use of the International Instruments for Trade Unions' Action

    05 October 2019

    The aim of this report is to map and analyse the various International Instruments to promote social dialogue, collective bargaining and responsible business conduct to address the main challenges raised by the ILO Resolution concerning Decent Work in Global Supply Chains (2016), including the Global Framework Agreement.

  6. ILO Decent Work interventions in global supply chains - A synthesis review on lessons learned; what works and why, 2010-2019

    01 October 2019

  7. The role of multinational company strategies in structuring global supply chains in the automotive industry

    09 September 2019

  8. Global supply chains and intangible assets in the automotive and aeronautical industries

    28 February 2019

  9. The future of work in textiles, clothing, leather and footwear

    06 February 2019

    This working paper on the future of work in textiles, clothing, leather and footwear (TCLF) has been prepared for ILO constituents and other key actors in the TCLF industries to facilitate their discussions in the centennial year of the ILO and beyond.

  10. An analysis of multiparty bargaining models for global supply chains

    20 December 2018

    Reviews one approach for realizing the goal of improving labour standards at the lower rungs of supply chains that has to date received relatively little scholarly attention: substantive, enforceable agreements between lead firms and unions or worker-based organizations.