Child Labour Platform (CLP)

Child Labour Platform (CLP), a win-win option for businesses and communities
Elaine McKay, Global Social Programs Director at Japan Tobacco International, explains why being part of the Child Labour Platform is important for her company.
In April 2012, the Child Labour Platform (CLP) was transferred to the International Organisation of Employers (IOE) and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), co-chairs of the UN Global Compact Labour Working Group.

The CLP aims to identify the obstacles to the implementation of the ILO Conventions in supply chains and surrounding communities, identify practical ways of overcoming these obstacles, and catalyse collective action.

Detailed Terms of Reference of the Child Labour Platform (CLP)  can be seen here. For more information, please contact IPEC’s Senior Officer for CSR, Benjamin Smith,

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Get Involved!

New businesses and relevant organizations are welcomed onto the Child Labour Platform (CLP) on an ongoing basis. All participants are encouraged to consult the outcome documents of previous meetings and events to be found on our "Highlights" section.

  • Do your organisation’s values target raising labour standards in the supply chain?
  • Is your organization ready for open knowledge exchange on strategies to reduce child labour in supply chains?
  • Is your organization committed to developing practical and feasible approaches to tackle child labour in its supply chain?

YES? Complete the CLP’s Membership Form and return it to

If you have any questions about your organisation’s membership of the Child Labour Platform (CLP), please contact Benjamin Smith,


  1. How to do business with respect for children’s right to be free from child labour: ILO-IOE child labour guidance tool for business

    15 December 2015

    This Guidelines aims to improve global supply chain governance, due diligence and remediation processes to advance the progressive elimination of child labour

  2. Tackling child labour in supply chains - Child Labour Platform (CLP) Meeting December 2015

    26 November 2015

  3. Compendium of hazardous child labour lists and related legislation for selected countries

    08 December 2014

    This compendium focuses on a selection of countries that are among the world’s largest suppliers of cotton, coffee, tea, tobacco, sugar, cocoa and garments.

  4. Child Labour Platform: Good Practice Notes - with recommendations for companies

    28 November 2014

    These good practices include examples of approaches that multiple companies in the textile and garments, cocoa, tourism and/or mining sectors have adopted to prevent and remediate child labour. The good practices were identified on the basis of information obtained from the CLP companies, as well as through workshops with a wider group of corporate representatives and other relevant stakeholders.