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Practical tools and guidance

We have wide experience of producing practical tools and information resources to assist organisations in putting decent work policies into practice. These can be for internal use – providing resources and decision-making frameworks for staff, or for external publication - to promote awareness of issues and the take-up of good practice.

These resources can be delivered in a variety of standalone formats or which integrate into clients’ own management systems, from structured databases to checklists and best practice guides according to client requirements.

Examples of tools we have developed include: labour standards interpretation tools, step-by-step project evaluation procedures, guidance on worker accommodation  standards and processes to deal with complaints in an independent and fair manner.

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Practical tools and guidance

Practical guidance on workers' accommodation

Ergon developed a practical guidance note on workers’ accommodation for IFC and EBRD. The guidance note covers the key issues that need to be addressed at different stages of projects – from planning workers’ accommodation to building and managing facilities – and also provides guidance on the provision of adequate sanitary conditions and facilities. Click here for more information

Ethical trade manual for suppliers

We worked with the Global Social Compliance Programme (GSCP) to draft a practical guide for suppliers to improve their processes supporting labour standards and better working conditions. The Reference Tool is based on member and stakeholder input and is structured around a stepped performance approach, with good practice checklists and explanatory boxes. Click here for more information

Guidance on family-friendly workplace policies

We researched and drafted a good practice note for EBRD on 'Family friendly working and work-life balance’. The note sets out the case for family friendly working practices and includes examples of good practice, as well as a summary of the legislative framework covering maternity and paternity rights in countries of EBRD operation.

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Ergon Associates Ltd