Event | Dialogue on Child Rights Risks & the Supply Chain Act

Save the Children Germany and The Centre for Child Rights and Business are jointly hosting a dialogue for companies in Germany on child rights risks, scheduled for November 8, 2023. The session will be divided into two segments: a discussion focused on production from 10:00 to 12:30 CET, followed by a discussion focused around agriculture from 14:00 to 16:30 CET.


In May, we published a study titled "Child Rights Risks in Global Supply Chains: Why a 'Zero Tolerance' Approach is Not Enough." The meta-analysis, spanning industries including production (textiles and toys), agriculture, and mining, has shown the most substantial instances of child rights violations and has offered concrete pathways for companies to take action.


Through this dialogue, we are eager to learn about the specific child rights violations your company may currently confront and explore potential strategies to address them. We would also like to hear from your experiences in implementing the Supply Chain Due Diligence Act thus far. To attend, please register here.


Please note, the main language of this event will be German.


Our distinguished panel speakers for the dialogue:


  • Anne Reiner, Head of Sustainable Supply Chains at Save the Children Germany

  • Ines Kaempfer, CEO of The Centre for Child Rights and Business


Following a succinct overview of the study's overarching findings and sector-specific insights, tailored to the focus group's interests, we will provide a secure space for confidential discussions on these issues. This forum presents an opportunity for you to share your accomplishments and hurdles in the pursuit of equitable supply chains.


Event Agenda:

  • Welcome: Opening remarks by Florian Westphal, Managing Director of Save the Children Germany (10 min)

  • Introduction: An overview of general and sector-specific findings on children's rights in supply chains (30 min)

  • What's Next?: A structured discussion on proactive measures for companies (e.g., internal policies and guidelines, procurement practices, independent projects, and multi-stakeholder initiatives) (80 min)

  • Networking: An informal conclusion with an opportunity for networking over coffee and cake (30 min)


This event is offered free of charge and will be conducted in a confidential setting, adhering to the Chatham House Rule. It will be hosted in person at our Berlin office, with virtual sessions available as needed.


If you have any inquiries beforehand or wish to communicate your preferences for the event, please do not hesitate to contact Anne Reiner at Anne.Reiner@savethechildren.de.

Published on 22/09/2023

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