Ending child labour in supply chains is everyone's business
Child labour can be difficult to see…
Multinational enterprises may be linked to child labour in international supply chains – through their own facilities, suppliers or subcontractors – or simply by having operations in areas where child labour is common. Child labour is driven in many cases by family and community poverty, caused by a lack of decent work for adults and youth of legal working age, often linked to insufficient sourcing prices paid to supplier companies.
As a multisectoral initiative, the CLP provides hard-to-find intelligence and practical support to address on-the-ground realities in different sectors.
Agriculture, including cash crops (e.g. cotton, cocoa, hazelnut, sugar cane or palm oil) and fisheries
Mining and quarrying, including artisanal and small scale mining
Get into a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) with the ILO
Through public-private partnerships, the ILO supports enterprises directly to address child labour in their supply chains. PPPs are an effective and collaborative way for companies and mayor buyers to improve performance, become more sustainable and align their practices with codes of conduct relating to child labour.