The Shift helps members to make use of the global framework of the UN Sustainable Development Goals to map their societal ambitions.
8. Decent work and economic growth
By our commitment to the Charter ‘Decent Work for All, we recognize the unique skills and talent every person can offer, regardless their gender, age, sexual orientation, cultural or social background, disability, or personal situation. We acknowledge that all actors from different sectors –private, social, public -need to join forces to integrate unemployed people in the labour market and address the obstacles to professional integration. We want to build well-connected ecosystems in which we collaborate to increase social impact. We express our commitment towards Decent work for all, including inclusive recruiting, and we will act in accordance of the charter. This means to us, as an actor of public sector, striving actively to collaborate with all other actors of the ecosystem to facilitate inclusive recruiting. Beside this, ours responsibilities include to shape the right legal framework for partnerships for work based on the needs of all actors and also to offer the right incentives and financial support to new business models combining public and private investments that prove to be successful. We will stress the necessity of “Decent work for all” with Belgian policy makers. As one with all actors, we will define and communicate a target and action plan for inclusive recruiting to reflect the diversity of society in the workforce. We will leverage the organization’s resources to have an impact on decent work for all (internships, expertise, volunteering, lobbying, funding). We will contact other organizations to create or join the ecosystem to reach the target for inclusive workforce (recruiting and retention). We will share best practices with other organizations to inforce the ecosystem for decent work. We will report on results and lessons learned to decision makers in the companies and our country.