Child labour has no place in well-functioning and well regulated markets, or in any supply chain. The message that we must act now to stop child labour once and for all has been affirmed by the Sustainable Development Goals. Acting together, it is within our means to make the future of work a future without child labour."Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General
The time for excuses is over
The ILO held a high-level panel discussion on child labour in supply chains after a musical performance by the “Choeur pour l’abolition du travail des enfants” from Côte d’Ivoire.
- Q&A on Business and Child Labour
- E-learning module “Business and Decent Work: an introduction to the MNE Declaration”
- Compendium of hazardous child labour lists and related legislation for selected countries
Good practices from the field
- Child labour in the fish supply chain on Lake Volta, Ghana: The Torkor model
- Action in the West African cocoa supply chain to address child labour
- South-East Asian seafood industries addressing child labour
- Business collaboration to eliminate child labour
- Business and the fight against child labour - Experience from India, Brazil and South Africa
A mobile application against child labour
This app allows business managers and auditors to create interactive checklists that will help them ensure a child labour-free operation. There are 18 checkpoints in total, divided into six categories. Each checkpoint provides best-practice recommendations for taking action.