Updated Action Plan for Companies
International trade and investments afford opportunities and open new markets. When doing business across borders it is important for companies to do so in a socially responsible manner: with care for people, resources, the environment and the immediate surroundings. As an entrepreneur you can play a positive and visible role and take responsibility by making a lasting influence and doing what you can.
For instance towards the elimination of child labour. Of course everyone wants children to be able to go to school and play, but today there are still over 215 million children in child labour. Three quarters of these children do dangerous work in appalling conditions. Our updated 'Action Plan for Companies to Combat Child Labour' contains concrete and useful advice about what you can do to fight child labour.
Businesses sometimes have no idea where to start. Our recommendation is straightforward: first investigate how your business may be involved in child labour and from there you can extend this to your suppliers. Are you sure they do not use child labour? If not, start by obtaining reliable information on the supply chain. Depending on what you discover you will have to decide which measures to take in order to prevent child labour at your suppliers. The Action Plan can help you with this.
>> Download the updated version of the Action Plan for Companies to Combat Child Labour (pdf)