Denmark Supports Workplace Safety

Denmark has pledged US$10 million to help improve labour conditions in Vietnamese enterprises and create jobs during 2011-13 following an agreement signed with the Embassy of Denmark on Monday.

The agreement lays down the mechanisms for the Danish support to what is termed the Vietnamese National Programme on Occupational Safety and Health 2011-2015.

Denmark would like to see companies focus on “corporate social responsibility” which was considered throughout the world as a comparative advantage for companies, especially in retaining workers, Danish Ambassador John Nielsen said.

Many Danish companies believed that if the working environment for employees was improved and workers’ rights were considered, the likelihood of increasing productivity and performance was high, he said.

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