Publications

Some of our reports and articles spanning our work on labour, human rights and gender

Social impacts of cotton production
Social impacts of cotton production

In 2008, Ergon produced a study for the Expert Panel on Social, Environmental and Economic Performance (SEEP) of the International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) on the Social Impacts of Global Cotton Production.

Guidance on retrenchment and restructuring - IFC
Guidance on retrenchment and restructuring - IFC

Ergon wrote a guide on good practice in retrenchment for the International Finance Corporation, the Private Sector arm of the World Bank Group. The Good Practice Note is part of a suite of guidance from IFC on labour issues to accompany the organisation's labour rights performance standard - PS2.

Good practice on family friendly working
Good practice on family friendly working

A good practice note on 'Family friendly working and work-life balance' produced for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). 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.

Guide on worker accommodation
Guide on worker 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.

Moving beyond auditing
Moving beyond auditing

Ergon authored a key publication entitled "Beyond auditing – tapping the full potential of labour standards promotion”