Landelijke India Werkgroep


Child Labour Platform - Report 2010-2011

Business Practices and Lessons Learned on Addressing Child Labour

The Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH), December 2011
This booklet is meant as inspiration and provides practical information for managers and employees, who have responsibilities for addressing child labour within the company´s operations and supply chain. The booklet contains business practices and lessons learned, building on the experiences of the companies participating in the Child Labour Platform during its first year.

The discussions of the practices and lessons learned were informed by the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and its various components. The practices described are from different sectors and different regions and therefore potentially applicable in many sectors and countries. They are neither static, nor exhaustive: as these practices and experiences may evolve, they could be refined and expanded during future phases of the Child Labour Platform.

The campaign Stop Child Labour - School is the best place to work has participated in the Platform and its Action Plan for Companies to Combat Child Labour is mentioned in the booklet under Information on Remediation of Child Labour and Information on Multi-Stakeholder Cooperation. On the basis of the report Captured by Cotton published by SOMO and the India Committee of the Netherlands (ICN) the example of girls exploited under the so-called Sumangali Scheme is presented in a box.

The report can be downloaded here [, 1.1 mB].

Landelijke India Werkgroep / India Committee of the Netherlands - 14 maart 2012