The term “international framework agreement” is used to distinguish negotiated agreements from the type of voluntary codes of conduct that companies unilaterally adopt to demonstrate their commitment to corporate social responsibility. Therefore, ifA bargaining can be seen as the beginning of collective bargaining at transnational level. IfIs therefore see IFAs as an opportunity to integrate corporate activities into a private standardisation process in order to improve conditions for workers and trade unions around the world. Indeed, several FIFGs have developed their own policies to encourage the negotiation and implementation of AFIs, such as for example. B IndustriALL guidelines for CSAs.  Dominique Michel: Most framework agreements concern the entire supply chain, even if the suppliers are not contracting parties. Companies generally undertake to inform all their subsidiaries, suppliers, contractors and subcontractors of the agreement. If it is found that a subsidiary or related company does not comply with the global agreement, the matter can be handled with the multinational headquarters, which seeks solutions within the framework of the dialogue. AIFs have a global scope and are signed by alternative funds. The main objective of THE IFA is to ensure compliance with international labour standards at all sites of the target company. (In contrast, the European Framework Agreements (ESAs) have a regional (European) scope. The ILO notes that the number of OF OFAs signed between 2000 and 2016 compared to the previous year increased to 115 agreements in 2016. The European Commission has created a database containing transnational company agreements, including OFFs and EFAs, which indicates that another 10 OFAs were concluded in 2017 and 8 in 2018.
IIIs generally focus on the metallurgy, construction, chemical, food and service sectors, and unions generally believe that such negotiations are being launched. ILO Online: How is the implementation of the agreement monitored? The regional framework agreement on Latin American measures adopted in 2001 by Chiquita, the IUF and colsiba obliges the parties to conclude a joint agreement on sexual harassment (annexed to the agreement), to work on training strategies and to exchange best practices and to guarantee workers` access to information on their rights. The annex also refers to the ILO Code of Conduct on Safety and Health in Agriculture, which contains a model policy against sexual harassment (ILO, 2011d). The joint agreement on sexual harassment was a starting point for a project in Panama. To prevent sexual harassment, one of the goals is to ensure that there are more women working in supervisory and management positions on plantations, where the majority are currently men. Dominique Michel: Most framework agreements include follow-up mechanisms with trade union participation. These mechanisms include specific measures by management and employee representatives, such as the dissemination (and, where appropriate, translation) of the agreement at company level, or the development of joint training programmes. . .