2024 Sri Lanka Seal Challenge Round 2 Launch: Human Rights in Business for Tea Smallholders, Private Tea Estates and Tea Farmers

The Centre for Child Rights and Business and Save the Children are pleased to announce the launch of the second Seal Challenge of 2024. With International Tea Day on May 21, Round 2 will centre on human rights in business. 

Round 2 will feature two participant categories: one for tea smallholders and another for private tea estates and factories. Please consult the provided PDF for the correct category.

What is the Seal Challenge? 

The Seal Challenge (formerly known as the CRIB challenge) is an initiative led by The Centre for Child Rights and Business to encourage businesses connected to the tea industry – including plantation companies, brokers, exporters, brands and retailers – to develop or support innovative concept notes that address particular issues or challenges faced by children and families within their business ecosystem, particularly in estates or factories. “Winners” of the Seal Challenge receive either a small funding boost or technical expertise as an incentive to bring their proposed concepts to life.


How to take part

To participate in the Seal challenge and send your concept notes to info.SL@childrights-business.org or contact The Centre SL staff via WhatsApp.

For more information on the Mother and Child-Friendly Seal for Responsible Business Initiative, please visit https://www.srilanka-motherandchildseal.org.


Details on the Seal Challenge 2024 Round 2:

The concept note for the challenge can be submitted under the following sub-categories within the theme of human rights and business.

Eligibility Criteria:

Please review the eligibility criteria and concept note requirements for your specific participating category. You can find the PDFs below.

The Centre for Child Rights and Business will select a few innovative ideas to support through a contribution of funds (ranging from LKR 200,000 to LKR 1 million, depending on the participating categories) and/or technical expertise.

The timeline of the challenge for tea smallholders is as follows:

The timeline of the challenge for private tea estates and factories is as follows:

Queries on the Seal Challenge:

Should any interested company have questions on the challenge, they can send it to info.SL@childrights-business.org , with the subject title “Question on the Seal Challenge Round 2” on or before noon on May 30th. Responses to the questions will be shared with all those who reached out.

The Mother and Child-Friendly Seal for Responsible Business is a collaborative initiative between The Centre for Child Rights and Business, Save the Children, and key stakeholders in the Sri Lankan tea industry. It aims to improve the well-being of families in Sri Lanka’s tea-growing communities through sustainable and meaningful investments by business entities in the tea supply chain (buyers, brands, plantation companies).

More information:

Website: https://www.srilanka-motherandchildseal.org Email: info.SL@childrights-business.org

Published on   21/05/2024
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