Grey Literature 18 December 2019

Ending child labour, forced labour and human trafficking in global supply chains

The International Labour Organization (ILO), the OECD, IOM and UNICEF have published a report ‘Ending child labour, forced and human trafficking in global supply chains‘. The new report is launched as part of Alliance 8.7, a global partnership committed to ending child labour and modern slavery, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals.

The report offers key insights into these issues, including the first ever estimates of child labour and human trafficking in global supply chains, prevalence in different regions of the world and risk factors, as well as guidance on responsible conduct.

It emphasises the importance of a broad preventive approach focused on root causes, such as child and family deprivation, when tackling risks in supply chains. The report also underlines how corporate due diligence can act as an effective means of risk-management and stresses the need for full supply-chain coverage to ensure appropriate action is take towards prevention.

Importantly, and in line with ICI’s work model, the Alliance report also stresses the fundamental need for collaboration at different levels throughout the supply chain to tackle the issues of child labour, forced labour and human trafficking.

Read the report ‘Ending child labour, forced labour and human trafficking in global chains.’

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