G4-11



  • Report the percentage of total employees covered by collective bargaining agreements.



Relevance
Freedom of association is a human right as defined by international declarations and conventions, particularly ILO Conventions 87 ‘Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention’ and 98 ‘Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention’. Collective bargaining is an important form of stakeholder engagement and particularly relevant for reporting guidelines. It is a form of stakeholder engagement that helps build institutional frameworks and is seen by many as contributing to a stable society. Together with corporate governance, collective bargaining is part of an overall framework that contributes to responsible management. It is an instrument used by parties to facilitate collaborative efforts to enhance the positive social impacts of an organization. The percentage of employees covered by collective bargaining agreements is the most direct way to demonstrate an organization’s practices in relation to freedom of association.


Compilation

Use data from G4-10 as the basis for calculating percentages for this Standard Disclosure.


Identify the total number of employees covered by collective bargaining agreements. Use this data to calculate the percentage.


Definitions

Documentation sources
Records of formal recognition agreements and signed collective agreements with independent trade unions are normally held by the human resources or personnel department of the organization.


References
  • International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention 87, ‘Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention’, 1948.
  • International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention 98, ‘Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention’, 1949.
  • International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention 135, ‘Workers’ Representatives Convention’, 1971.
  • International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention 154, ‘Collective Bargaining Convention’, 1981.
  • International Labour Organization (ILO) Declaration, 'Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work', 1998.
  • International Labour Organization (ILO) Recommendation 91, 'Collective Agreements Recommendation', 1951.
  • International Labour Organization (ILO) Recommendation 163, 'Collective Bargaining Recommendation', 1981.

Linkages
OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises
This Standard Disclosure helps to report on the implementation of Chapter V. Employment and Industrial Relations of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, 2011.

United Nations Global Compact 'Ten Principles'
This Standard Disclosure helps to report on the implementation of Principle 3 of the United Nations Global Compact, ‘Ten Principles’, 2000.