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Multinational Enterprises and the Social Challenges of the XXIst Century : The ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles at Work Public and Private Corporate Codes of Conduct : Bulletin of Comparative Labour Relations - R. Blanpain

Multinational Enterprises and the Social Challenges of the XXIst Century : The ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles at Work Public and Private Corporate Codes of Conduct

Bulletin of Comparative Labour Relations

By: R. Blanpain (Editor)

Paperback ISBN: 9789041112804
Number Of Pages: 402

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Globalisation is unravelling and reassembling the fabric of labour relations in ways that are more affected by local conditions and business requirements than by international standards. Now is the time to examine these changes and find the patterns that may serve to establish such standards.This important undertaking drew together a group of concerned delegates to a special International Conference in Leuven, Belgium, on 3 May 1999, sponsored by the Euro-Japan Institute for Law and Business. The participants included prominent members of the international legal, business and academic communities, as well as representatives of the International Labour Organisation, the Organisation for Economic Development and Cooperation (including its Trade Union Advisory Committee), the European Union, and the International Employers' Association.This book is the record of this significant Conference. It publishes the reports presented by the various delegates, and also includes the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (1998) and its follow-up. As a valuable additional feature, it publishes codes of conduct for several multinational enterprises. Multinational Enterprises and the Social Challenges of the XXIst Century investigates four channels that are available for monitoring social change and promoting social progress in today's world: labour conventions legally binding on signatory states, international guidelines and statements of social policy imposing voluntary standards on multinational enterprises, international declarations of rights recommending agendas for legislatures, and internal corporate codes of conduct. The reports evaluate the effectiveness of these channels, how they operate in practice, their impact on day-to-day reality, and the extent of coherence and consistency they manifest as instruments of social change.

Introduction: The Global Challenges
Notes on Contributors
List of Abbreviations
Studiesp. 1
The importance of law, guidelines and codes of conduct in monitoring corporate behaviourp. 3
The ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and its Follow-upp. 9
Social conduct in transnational enterprise operations: the role of the International Labour Organizationp. 17
Review of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises: Possible Revisions to the chapter on employment and industrial relationsp. 29
Report on EU standards for European enterprises operating in developing countries: towards a European Code of Conductp. 67
Towards a New Standards Policy. Proposals of the International Organisation of Employers, 6 May 1997p. 89
Codes of Conduct - A growing concern for enterprises?p. 95
Contribution on the employment and industrial relations chapter of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprisesp. 99
Labour and Business in the Global Marketp. 107
The 1999 Review of OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprisesp. 141
CandA Codes of Conductp. 151
Levi's Code of Conductp. 161
Codes of Conduct and International Subcontracting: a 'private' road towards ensuring minimum labour standards in export industriesp. 167
Codes of Conduct. A Central and Eastern European point of viewp. 193
Child labourp. 199
Codes of Conduct. Freedom of association and the right to bargain collectivelyp. 207
Information and consultation in multinational enterprisesp. 233
Discrimination and privacyp. 241
Data protection and codes of conduct: self-regulation versus legislative interventionp. 253
Vocational trainingp. 269
Implementation and monitoring of codes of conduct. How to make codes of conduct effective?p. 277
Concluding remarksp. 291
Annexesp. 295
ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and its Follow-upp. 297
ILO Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policyp. 305
The OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprisesp. 317
Private Codes of Conductp. 327
Code of labour practices for the apparel industry, including sportswearp. 329
The Body Shop trading charterp. 341
The CandA Code of Conduct for the Supply of Merchandisep. 343
The DuPont Commitmentp. 347
Code of labour practice negotiated with FIFAp. 349
Hennes and Mauritz. Code of conductp. 353
Agreement between IKEA and the International Federation of Building and Wood Workersp. 359
Kmart. Workplace Code of Conductp. 361
Levi Strauss and Co. Code of Conductp. 363
The NIKE Code of Conductp. 369
Agreement on Code of Conduct between the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions and the Norwegian Goldsmiths' Associationp. 373
Philips. General Business Principlesp. 375
PSI Water Codep. 379
World Federation of the Sporting Good Industry. Model Code of Conductp. 383
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ISBN: 9789041112804
ISBN-10: 9041112804
Series: Bulletin of Comparative Labour Relations
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 402
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.11
Weight (kg): 0.56