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For more than ten years we have been supporting private and public sector organisations in promoting rights-based development, through investment, trade, commercial supply chains, development cooperation or advocacy. The value of our work lies in translating standards and principles into practical advice and activities.

What we do

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Focus areas

We undertake research and advisory assignments for a range of organisations worldwide, including private companies and investors, governments, donor agencies and inter-governmental organisations, as well as multi-stakeholder bodies, trade unions and civil society organisations. The majority of our work relates to working lives and jobs in transition and low-income countries.

Our approach

Our work is informed by our wide experience of working with different sectors, organisations and stakeholder viewpoints. Our work ranges from major international research projects on aspects of the Decent Work Agenda to focused consultancy that supports enterprises in delivering improved respect for labour and human rights through their commercial and stakeholder relationships.

Our field of work covers an array of complex challenges. However, our commitment to fundamental research and to understanding varied perspectives enables us to tackle areas of work which can be fast-changing and contested. In particular our breadth of experience allows us to identify emerging issues, draw common themes and to apply learning across sectors and between clients.

Our expertise

Our expert team draws on a diversity of backgrounds and long professional experience including:

- ethical trade
- human rights
- employment law
- human resource management
- industrial relations
- social development
- gender
- responsible investment
- labour market analysis

  • Collectively we have experience of working in over 30 countries across four continents. Our team is fluent in English, Spanish, French, Arabic, Italian and German. Ergon is an independent, director-owned private company registered in the UK.

  • Ergon Associates Ltd, 8 Coldbath Square. London. EC1R 5HL. +44 (0)20 7713 0386.

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