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
- Textile and garment
The CLP links its members with ILO’s International Programme on the Elimination of Child labour and Forced Labour (IPEC+). This partnership gives members the opportunity to prevent, assess and remediate child labour in their supply chains where IPEC+ operates.