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

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.

These Good Practice Notes are a product of the first phase of the Child Labour Platform (CLP), when it was implemented by the Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH). IDH developed these good practices in conjunction with members of the first phase of the CLP. Among this group were companies with extensive experience in combating child labour as well as companies that were implementing their first activities in response to child labour. The publication by the CLP of these Good Practice Notes does not imply the endorsement of them by the International Organisation of Employers, the International Trade Union Confederation, the International Labour Organization or the UN Global Compact.

From April 2012, the CLP began operating as part of the UN Global Compact Human Rights and Labour Working Group, with the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the UN Global Compact as its Secretariat. In this second phase, the International Organisation of Employers (IOE) and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) serve as co-chairs of the Child Labour Platform.

The CLP will update, add to, revise and otherwise amend the Good Practice Notes as is necessary and practicable. One of the goals of the CLP is to stimulate innovation and support the development of new models for combating child labour in supply chains; as such good practices are developed, they will be documented and added to this document.