Creating livelihoods is an important component to building inclusive societies based on the principles of employment creation, decent work, workers’ rights, diversity and inclusion i.e. equality between men, women and the specially abled, and social protection.
With over two million people reaching employable age each year, CERB aims to re-focus the private sector’s contribution to Pakistan’s economic growth by changing their mind set towards responsible business conduct. Among others this includes, reducing the risk of labour exploitation, better working conditions (safety, health and environment), and ensuring that equal opportunities for full and productive employment are provided. CERB recognizes that holistic economic growth needs to advocate equal access to employment without discrimination for all, especially differently abled persons and other marginalized groups, a living wage for workers in the supply chain that allows them to live with dignity, social protection in case of illness, and freedom from exploitation.
As part of the SDG leadership programme, CERB also manages awareness sessions and workshops on SDG targets for SDG 3: Good Health & Well-Being, SDG 4: Quality Education and SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth.