Mark your calendars for October 17, 2023, as we invite you to join us in Colombo, Sri Lanka, for the "Co-Creating a Family-Friendly Tea Industry" Conference 2023, hosted by The Centre for Child Rights and Business. Supported by Save the Children's Sri Lanka office, this event represents a significant moment in advancing dignity and child rights within the tea sector.
Following the success of last year's conference, we launched The Child Rights in Business (CRIB) Tea platform, fostering collaboration among industry stakeholders and sparking fresh initiatives.
At the core of this year's conference is the mission to co-create solutions for child rights challenges, including critical discussions on key priorities affecting tea plantation communities, encompassing youth skill development, parental care, housing and land rights, fair wages, child protection, education, and gender equity in the tea industry. Notably, The Centre will recognise outstanding Seal members who have demonstrated their commitment to child rights and made positive strides since the CRIB platform was launched.
Ines Kaempfer, CEO of The Centre, underscores the importance of making supply chain and business processes family-friendly, elevating the quality of life for employees. "Sri Lanka's tea industry stands as a shining beacon among tea-producing nations, actively working to enhance productivity and improve the lives of tea estate workers. We call upon more companies to invest in family-friendly supply chains and operational procedures."
The conference will also showcase the "Mother and Child-Friendly Seal for Responsible Business," introduced in 2022, an initiative that is helping businesses assess and address child rights risks in their operations and supply chains.
The ‘Co-Creating a Family Friendly Tea Industry’ Conference 2023 is set to bring a diverse group of integral stakeholders to the table in reimagining business practices with dignity and child rights at the forefront.
For more information and to attend this event, please contact info.SL@childrights-business.org. Please also scroll down to view the agenda and press release.
20230930_The Centre_Co-Creating a Family-Friendly Tea Industry Conference 2023_Press Release.pdf
Co-Creating a Family-Friendly Tea Industry Conference_Agenda_Final.pdf
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