Responsible business


Small- and medium-sized enterprises will develop greener management practices, better workplace cooperation, and more gender-sensitive working conditions. .

  • 75 existing small- and medium-sized enterprises will improve their productivity, environmental sustainability, and working conditions
  • 1,000 young women and men will be employed in gender-sensitive workplaces


In the World Bank’s 2018 Ease of Doing Business Report, Zimbabwe ranked 159 out of 190 countries.

To secure job-rich sustainable growth, the country requires a major shift toward long-term productivity and earnings across all economic sectors. The ILO’s approach to jobs creation links productivity with better working conditions.


This project aims to support enterprises in the pursuit of responsible management practices.

Responsible management increases profitability as well as productivity. It provides work that delivers a fair income, security in the workplace, and social protection for workers and their families.


Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE)—a global ILO programme that improves productivity and working conditions in small- and medium-sized enterprises—will be rolled out to at least 75 small- and medium-sized enterprises.

The SCORE methodology combines classroom learning with workplace consultations. It encourages workers and managers to respond to challenges and needs by working together and thinking in innovative ways.