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Webinar Series on
Child Labour Due Diligence

The Federal Council promotes responsible business conduct within the framework of the National Action Plan (NAP) for Business and Human Rights and expects from Swiss companies to respect human rights and to prevent all forms of child exploitation in supply chains. To support companies in building their child labour due diligence process, SECO has mandated the UN Global Compact Network Switzerland & Liechtenstein for the organisation of a Webinar Series.

The new child labour due diligence obligation needs to be applied for the first time in 2023. It requires Swiss companies to evaluate if their goods and services might be linked to child labour. If a risk is identified, companies need to trace back their supply chain, identify and manage risks of adverse impacts and report annually about the measures taken. ​

Join our webinar series to learn how to address the new Swiss legislation and how to establish a solid child labour due diligence process within your company.

What you can expect in the course of the four webinars:

  • Introduction to the concept of child labour.

  • Step by step guidance on the due diligence process along the ILO/IOE child labour guidance tool for business, together with the corresponding UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights.

  • Insightful experts and speakers from international organisations, civil society, consultancy, academia and private sector.

  • Many practical tips and examples, companies case studies, criteria for success, good practices and exchange opportunities,

  • Time for questions and discussions.

Join Our Webinar Series

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Understanding child labour risks and impacts in companies value chains

  May 11, 2023 | 13:30  

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Develop a policy commitment & identify child labour risks and impacts

  May 25, 2023 | 13:30  

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Take action to cease, prevent or mitigate child labour risks and impacts

  June 1, 2023 | 13:30  

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Establish effective grievance mechanisms, remediate impacts and communicate

  June 22, 2023 | 13:30  

Please sign up for each webinar individually

Target audience

The webinar series is open to all representatives of Swiss companies and especially targeted at company representatives that are in charge of Human Rights and Children’s Rights questions in their companies. Representatives from the following functions will mostly benefit from the webinars: sustainability, compliance, legal, procurement, human resources, human rights, children’s rights, reporting. 

Fee: Free of charge for all

Language: English

The webinar series is organized in cooperation with the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO). It is part of measure 27 “Promote efforts to end all forms of child exploitation in supply chains” of the Swiss National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights 2020-2023. For more information, please refer to:

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