Understanding child labour risks and impacts in companies value chains
Part 1 of the webinar series on Child Labour Due Diligence
Time & Location
11 May 2023, 13:30 – 15:00
About the event
Join our first webinar of our four-part webinar series on Child Labour Due Diligence. This session will focus on understanding child labour risks and impacts in companies' value chains.
- Introduction by the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO)
- Definition, trends & root causes of child labour presented by Sophie de Coninck from the International Labour Organisation (ILO)
- Insights into the development of the ILO/IOE child labour Guidance tool given by Rita Yip from the International Organization of Employers (IOE)
- Case studies and examples from the ground shared by Ines Kaempfer, CEO of the Centre for Child Rights and Business
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.
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
More information on the webinar series can be found here.
This webinar 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: www.nap-bhr.admin.ch/napbhr/en/home.html