ILO SCORE LogoILO’s Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE) Programme improves productivity and working conditions in small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The key intervention of the programme is SCORE Training, which combines practical classroom training with in-factory consulting. The Training demonstrates best international practice in the manufacturing and service sectors and helps SMEs to participate in global supply chains.

SCORE Training focuses on developing cooperative working relations resulting in shared benefits for enterprise owners and those who work there. The SCORE Training modules cover Workplace Cooperation, Quality Improvement, Resource Efficiency, Workforce Management, Occupational Safety and Health at Work, Lean Manufacturing, Gender Equality, Responsible Business, Hospitality Coaching and Working Time. Some modules also respond to crises such as the Covid-19 pandemic. Training formats vary, modules usually include a one/two-day classroom training for managers and workers, followed by on-site consultations with industry experts that help to put the training into action in the workplace, some are self-paced online.

Since inception, SCORE Training has been delivered to over 4800 SME’s globally. This represents a total workforce of over 888,000 workers who have benefited from enterprise improvements, including efforts to develop a culture of respect, trust and communication in the workplace. SCORE Training has improved productivity up to 50% in participating SMEs and boasts an 91% satisfaction rate.


SCORE4Climate is a training module from the ILO Sustaining Competitive
and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE) programme that improves productivity and working conditions in small and medium enterprises (SMEs) through practical classroom training and in-factory consulting.

SCORE Workplace cooperation

This first module Workplace Cooperation – A Foundation for Business Success, is the foundation of the SCORE programme. It aims to improve productivity in SMEs through better workplace cooperation and establishes its underpinning principles, including social dialogue, collective bargaining and freedom of association.
Importantly, this approach is aligned to the current demands for socially responsible workplace practices.