Alternative Labour Tools

In order to address the challenges that economic globalisation poses on labour, new “alternative labour tools” have been created to protect and promote labour standards in the context of multinational corporations (MNCs) and international trade. Many of them are initiatives of civil society organisations like NGOs, labour unions or consumer organisations.

The following is a summary of the most important alternative labour tools:

International Framework Agreements

Code of conduct initiatives of governments, intergovernmental organisations and the EU:

Private code of conduct initiatives:

Multistakeholder Initiatives:

 Fair Trade and Social Labelling Organisations

(For a comprehensive list and overview of all code related initiatives seewww.standardsmap.org to access this information you will need to give your email address and register with a password and login)