Free Online Webinar for Swiss Businesses on Child Labour in Global Supply Chains

Join us for an important event shedding light on the pressing issue of child labour in global supply chains. Hosted by öbu-Impuls, in collaboration with Save the Children and The Centre for Child Rights and Business, this webinar will equip you with crucial insights and effective measures to establish robust due diligence processes.


As the spotlight on corporate responsibility intensifies, companies face escalating pressure to act. With heightened customer expectations and fierce market competition, the private sector must respond. Since 2023, Swiss companies are subject to new due diligence obligations concerning human rights and the environment. These regulations aim to enhance global child protection efforts, aligning with similar legislative initiatives across Europe and the EU.


Discover the latest legal requirements in Switzerland regarding due diligence and transparency concerning child labour. Gain comprehensive understanding of the causes of child labour and explore actionable strategies for implementing rigorous due diligence processes within your organization. Leveraging over a decade of experience in human rights due diligence, Save the Children and The Centre for Child Rights and Business will provide invaluable insights, practical guidance, and real-world examples to safeguard children's rights across your supply chain.


Event Highlights:


  • Insights into the concept and causes of child labour

  • Overview of national and international legal frameworks

  • Practical "step-by-step measures" for establishing robust due diligence processes

  • Examination of success factors and best practices

  • Opportunity for dialogue with experts from Save the Children and the Center for Child Rights and Business


Target Audience:


This event is tailored for representatives of small, medium, and large companies in Switzerland committed to addressing child labor within their operations. By participating, you'll gain invaluable knowledge and effective strategies to eradicate child labor and promote ethical and sustainable business practices.


Event Details and Registration:


  • Date: March 5, 2024

  • Time: 18:30-20:00 CST

  • Tickets: Click here to register


About the Speakers:


Sandra Groth, Save the Children: With over 15 years of experience in Corporate Responsibility, Sandra specializes in ensuring environmental and social standards in global supply chains. Since 2022, she has led Save the Children Switzerland's "Children's Rights & Economy" initiative, supporting companies in upholding children's rights.


Deborah Schmidiger, Save the Children: Deborah brings over 15 years of expertise in social standards and labor rights, previously serving in the Swiss Federal Administration and the International Labor Organization. At Save the Children Switzerland, she focuses on combating child labor through strategic partnerships with multinational corporations.


Ines Kaempfer, The Center for Child Rights and Business: Ines has been deeply engaged in child rights, labour rights issues and business and human rights in the manufacturing and agriculture industries in China and Asia for over 15 years. As the CEO of The Centre for Child Rights and Business, a social enterprise that helps businesses improve their direct and indirect impact on children, Ines leads strategic design and implementation of overall operations and stakeholder engagement, working closely with major multi-national clients and partners around the world. 

Join us in taking a stand against child labour and advancing responsible business practices. Don't miss this opportunity to engage with industry experts and drive meaningful change.

Published on   19/02/2024
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