Tackling child labour in supply chains - Child Labour Platform (CLP) Meeting

The December meeting of the CLP will include a panel discussion on the role of investors in eliminating child labour in supply chains, both from the perspective of companies and investors themselves. The meeting will also provide an opportunity for discussion on key themes, including remediation, impact assessment and the role of multi-stakeholder initiatives and due diligence. New CLP tools and research will be presented, with a focus on detailed training material on child labour being developed by a member company, with the support of the ILO.

The meeting is open to companies interested in learning about state-of-the-art approaches to due diligence around child labour. Join us and find out about the latest thinking and opportunities for engagement in an area that is critical to business sustainability and human rights in supply chains.

For more information on joining the CLP and/or attending the meeting, please contact the CLP Secretariat: smithb@ilo.org or visit our web pages.


14 December - Day 1

13:00-13:15                 Venue: Room 7, R2 South

Welcome by ILO (Beate Andrees) and Introductions
13:15-13:45   Overview of the partner organizations and the role of the CLP in their programmes:
  • Mary Read, ILO
  • Linda Kromjong, IOE
  • Philip Jennings, UNI Global Union
  • Alice Harbach-Forel, Global Compact Network Switzerland
13:45-15:45   Eliminating child labour in supply chains: investor’s role and perspective

Moderator: Philip Jennings
  • Felicitas Weber, UN Principles for Responsible Investment
  • Sara Nordbrand, Church of Sweden
  • Liz Umlas, Committee on Workers’ Capital, Senior Advisor, UNI Global Union
  • Simon Steyne, ILO
  • Githa Roelans, ILO
15:45-16:15   Coffee break
16:15-16:45   Launch of the ILO-IOE Child Labour Guidance Tool for Companies
17:00-19:00   Venue: ILO Restaurant

Reception and panel discussion on Alliance 8.7, and employers’ role in the Latin American Strategy on the Elimination of Child Labour

Moderator: Linda Kromjong
  • Beate Andrees, Chief of FUNDAMENTALS Branch
  • Marisol Linero, Director, CSR Programme, National Council of Private Enterprise Panama (CONEP)

 15 December - Day 2 

9:00-9:30   Introduction to the child labour mobile application for business
9:30-11:00   Working groups on thematic topics
  • Remediation
  • Impact assessment
  • The role of multi-stakeholder initiatives and due diligence
11:00-11:30   Coffee Break
11:30-12:30   Report back from working groups and discussion

  • Linda Kromjong
  • Jeroen Beirnaert
12:30-14:00   Lunch
14:00-16:00   Putting it into practice: training for child labour elimination
  • Helena Pérez Vásquez
  • Ben Smith
16:00-16:30   CLP research and activities update

Moderator: Ben Smith
  • Age verification/birth registry
  • Brief on cotton
  • Child Labour Basics for Companies
    Closing remarks (ILO, IOE, ITUC, UN Global Compact Switzerland)