May 17 | Side Event on Best Practice Responses to Child Labour From Companies

COVID-19 has created a heightened risks of child labour, with the numbers of child labour cases rising even before the pandemic hit. To achieve faster progress in addressing child labour - and to avoid reversing progress in the global fight against child labour - it’s critically important that businesses, governments and policy makers, learn from and replicate the strategies which are proved to be most effective in tackling child labour. 


This session will present examples and best practice case studies from businesses who are showing leadership and taking effective action to address child labour in extended global supply chains. The session will highlight practical actions that the private sector can take to develop scalable, effective and resilient systems to prevent and remediate child labour which are better able to withstand future socio-economic shocks. These case studies will address a broad range of child labour themes including transparency and traceability, direct engagement with communities and bottom-up communication, living wage, decent work and child labour, child rights-centred remediation systems, and linking child labour response with responsible business practices. Key learning outcomes for delegates will include:


  • Understand what private sector approaches are to address both the ‘push’ and ‘pull’ factors for child labour 

  • Learn from best practice approaches to tackling child labour cases, presented by leading companies with global supply chains 

  • Discover steps that businesses need to take to develop robust and scalable strategies which are effective in preventing and remediation child labour in the long-term  



Moderator: Mark Robertson, Senior Vice President, The Centre 

  • Ines Kaempfer, CEO, The Centre for Child Rights and Business (speech on The Centre's reflections working with companies on child labour)

  • Eleni Georgiopoulou, Corporate Responsibility Manager at ALDI (panel speaker on best practice sharing)

  • Julie McBride, Child Rights and Community Developer at Tony's Chocolonely (panel speaker on best practice sharing)

  • Jazz Smith-Khaira, Project Specialist Child Labour, UNICEF (panel speaker on best practice sharing)


How to Join the Online Event: 

Please click here to view the event live via Zoom.

Published on 17/05/2022

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