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Increasing Business Sustainability Through Labor Standards Compliance in the Supply Chain: One-day Executive Program

February 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm



Labor compliance is good business. Companies who are compliant with international and local standards are preferred as a supplier of companies because of their good labor practices. Compliance protects the value chain against labor disputes and cases, as well as adverse publicity resulting from perceived violations of labor standards.

But compliance entails knowledge of relevant laws, regulations, and procedures. At the very least, companies must be made aware of the executive issuances that authorize the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to enforce inspections. Thus, in anticipation of the labor inspection, enterprises must be able to 1) undertake a self-assessment of their state of compliance with labor standards and 2) correct non-compliant practices – or they risk sanctions by DOLE.

This capacity-building seminar has two primary objectives. The first is to equip participants with the knowledge to voluntarily comply with labor standards. In turn, this knowledge is expected to enhance labor-management harmony and prevent conflicts and disputes. The second is to equip them with skills and competencies in negotiation and social dialogue which are strategies in promoting voluntary compliance and resolving instances of non-compliance.



The course is intended to help the value chain to create an atmosphere of compliance. It focuses on helping companies, especially those who are planning to enter value chains locally and internationally, through labor compliance requirements.


Prior to the seminar, participants are encouraged to read and understand the labor inspection checklist since this will be the main tool for discussion.
At the beginning of the seminar, a pre-test will be conducted to assess the participants’ level of knowledge on General Labor Standards (GLS) and Occupational Safety and Health Standards (OSHS).

Lectures on international labor standards will also be discussed by the representative of the International Labour Organization. The discussion on technical session on inspection, GLS, and OSHS will be discussed by the main speaker.

Participants’ are encouraged to share with the group their best practices and experiences in inspection and compliance. Participants have an option to draw-up their individual remediation plans at the end of the program to be assisted by the consultant.

A post-test will be administered and collected at the end of the program.

Materials that will be used for this program will be emailed to the participants except for the presentation of the main consultant. We are encouraging the participant to listen to the lecture. Department orders, excerpts of the Labor Code, and other reading materials will be included in the kit that will be provided to the participants.



Participants must be executives and decision-makers of the company who can instill a culture of compliance within their enterprises. Background of participants should fall under the level of a proprietor, CEO, president, general manager, vice – president of HR / HR manager, supply chain head, procurement head whether the enterprise is considered a micro, small, medium, or large enterprise. ECOP also encourages large companies and their partner supply chains to attend the program.






8:00 am – 8: 30 am Registration ECOP Secretariat
8:30 am – 9:30 am Overview of the program  

·         ECOP Labor Standards Compliance Program

·         ILO Labor Inspectorate Project

Ray Tadeo

ECOP Training and Development Manager


Cerilyn Pastolero

Project Officer, Labor Inspectorate Project

9:30 am – 10:30am DOLE Labor inspection program Dir. Atty. Johnson G. Canete

DOLE RO 7 Regional Director

10:30 am – 12:30 nn Strategic Session 1: Trends on Promoting Labor Standards Compliance & Social Accountability ·         Areas of labor standards and compliance approaches

·         Relevant trade policies connected with labor compliance

·         New DOLE rules, regulations and strategies: potential opportunities and risks

·         (The supply chain compliance model

·         Idea of compliance with good business)

Atty. Benedicto Ernesto R. Bitonio, Jr.


12:30 nn – 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Strategic Session 2: Key matters, issues, and risks that business owners, CEOs, and managers must know on labor standards Overview of technical aspects of labor standards

·         Employment relationship

·         General labor standards

·         Occupational safety and health

Atty. Benedicto Ernesto R. Bitonio, Jr.


4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Way forward ECOP programs on compliance Ray Tadeo

ECOP Training and Development Manager




February 19, 2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Event Category:


ECOP Training


Cebu Parklane International Hotel
N Escario St
Cebu City, 6000 Philippines
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