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EuroCommerce - The wholesale, Retail and International Trade Representation to the EU

EuroCommerce - The wholesale, Retail and International Trade Representation to the EU

Christian Verschueren

CEO

"As employers, we are committed to protecting employees in commerce companies from health and safety risks at the workplace, including stress and psychosocial risks such as third-party violence. We are convinced that good safety and health performance helps business competitiveness and contributes to reduce absenteeism. We are of the opinion that an efficient social dialogue at all levels, including the European sectoral one. It is for this reason that we are now implementing a joint project entitled How can the EU social partners for commerce contribute to improve Health and Safety at workplace in their sector through an efficient social dialogue?” which will be aimed to deepen the chapter of their work programme dedicated to health and safety and in particular also on stress at work (work-related stress including absenteeism, turn over and physical stress) andpsychosocial risks. including third party violence and mental health risks)"

Type of organisation:
Employer organisations
Business sector:
Commerce
Mission statement:
EuroCommerce represents the retail, wholesale and international trade sectors in Europe. Its membership includes commerce federations and companies in 31 European countries. Commerce plays a unique role in the European economy, acting as the link between manufacturers and the nearly 500 million consumers across Europe over a billion times a day. It is a dynamic and labour-intensive sector, generating 11% of the EU’s GDP. One company out of three in Europe is active in the commerce sector. Over 99% of the 5.5 million companies in commerce are small and medium-sized enterprises. It also includes some of Europe’s most successful companies. The sector is a major source of employment creation: 29 million Europeans work in commerce, which is one of the few remaining job-creating activities in Europe. It also supports millions of dependent jobs throughout the supply chain from small local suppliers to international businesses. EuroCommerce is also the recognized sectoral social partner representing employers.
URL:
http://www.eurocommerce.eu
Our Campaign Pledge:

EuroCommerce is implementing with its social partner UNI Europa a project aimed to deepen the chapter of their work programme dedicated to health and safety. They will do so by developing the issue of health and safety through three main thematic axes:

  • ergonomics, (mainly muscular skeletal disorders)
  • stress at work (work-related stress including absenteeism, turn over and physical stress)
  • psychosocial risks. (including third party violence and mental health risks)

The last two topics are closely linked with the objectives of the ongoing OSHA campaign.

Through the project, social partners will: update their respective websites with a dedicated page on health and safety issues, produce and test implementation of the toolkit in EU Member States and extensive research on H & S in the field of ergonomics, stress at work and psychological risks and finally issue recommendations by social partners to be implemented at national level through concrete measures which will be presented on a regular basis in European Social Dialogue meetings. EuroCommerce is also raising awareness of its members on the importance of H & S at workplace and disseminating the relevant materials. OSHA experts will also invited to the various events of the project. The final outcome will also be made available via the OSHA website.

EuroCommerce - The wholesale, Retail and International Trade Representation to the EU

85, avenue des Nerviens

1040 Brussels

Pan-European

savoini@eurocommerce.eu

http://www.eurocommerce.eu

Tel: + 32 2 737 05 82

Fax:

Contact Persons

Ilaria Savoini