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Published on November 14, 2007

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Enhancing OSH-Standards and Productivity through Supply Chain Management:  Enhancing OSH-Standards and Productivity through Supply Chain Management Gerd Albracht (ILO) Senior Specialist Occupational Safety and Health and Head of Development of Inspection Systems International Conference on Partnerships in Occupational Safety and Health Inspection Presentation Outline::  Presentation Outline: Current Challenges What is Supply Chain Management The Barbie Example ILO-VW-GTZ Project ABB Example IKEA Example Study Conclusions CURRENT CHALLENGES:  CURRENT CHALLENGES Labour Fragmentation, deregulation and privatization Annual 2.2 million fatal occupational accidents and diseases New technologies with emerging risks Individual flexible employment contracts Outsourcing of sub-contracted work-tasks Supply Chain Management :  Supply Chain Management “…delivering the right product to the right place at the right time and the right price…” The Barbie doll example:  The Barbie doll example Slide6:  ILO-GTZ-Volkswagen Project Project with GTZ and Volkswagen-Suppliers to: improve Safety and Health at the workplaces improve the Implementation of the VW Social Charter that is linked to the UN Global Compact gain external knowledge and identify information resources from suppliers improve overall processes at the workplace Mexico / Brazil / South Africa Slide7:  Development of an international OSH Guideline for Suppliers Process Optimizing Team (POT) Process Optimizing Consulting (POC) VW Suppliers VW-Schedule: First phase: overall steering committee (ILO, GTZ, VW) Second phase: Process Optimizing Consulting Optimizing Team Third phase: NPC develops strategy and draws conclusions Fourth phase: Implementation of a Supply Chain Management Guideline GOAL: Implementation of an international guideline on OSH Achievements::  Achievements: Development and application of excellent Audit System Improvement of OSH performance Increase of Suppliers’ productivity Development of Information management System Establishment of national OSH Programmes and a safety and health culture at work Reduction of occupational accidents BEFORE AFTER ABB-Example:  ABB-Example Questionnaire for suppliers Evaluation of completed questionnaires Development of Social Policy GOAL: to establish and maintain appropriate procedures to evaluate and select major suppliersd and subcontractors on their ability to meet the requirements of ABB’s social policy and principles. ABB-Guideline:  ABB-Guideline ABB’s social policy guidelines for suppliers No child labor No forced labor Provide a safe and healthy workplace Ensure effective employee consultation No employee discrimination No mental, physical or verbal abuse Comply with law and industry standards on working hours Offer adequate wages Measured against ABB’s social policy principles IKEA:  IKEA September 2000, IKEA launched Code of Conduct for its 2,000 suppliers, focusing on working conditions and environmental impacts IKEA and the supplier work out an action plan. If the supplier is unable or unwilling to make changes, the relationship can come to an end. The IKEA Group helps suppliers improve operations through a network of Trading Service Offices. An internal support and monitoring group follows up developments on a global basis. Slide13:  user question Internet fax phone front office interface back office management communication, selection of experts, quality management recording dialogues and ensuring availability competence center not visible for users network of OSH experts Preventive Service System Slide14:  Four levels of consultancy Providing exemplary solutions which may be adapted to the specific situation Renderring assistance via KomNet ILO Study:  ILO Study Aims at providing guidance for supply chain management and occupational safety and health Covers several continents and economic branches aims at providing supply chain management guidance, nationally and internationally “Everyone has the right to work, to free choice opf employment, to just and favourable conditions of work” (Art. 23 I UDHR) Think Global- Act Local:  Think Global- Act Local Slide17:  “Business has a direct stake in putting human needs first. Working conditions that respect the need for human dignity, equality and social protection also bring productive workplaces and competitive business” Juan Somavia, Director General, International Labour Organization Slide18:  Gerd Albracht (ILO) Senior Specialist Occupational Safety and Health and Coordinator Development of Inspection Systems Contact: albracht@ilo.org Thank you for your attention! Slide19:  For further Information please also visit our Website: http://www.ilo.org/labourinspection http://www.ilo.org/safework

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