How Can Businesses Combat Child & Forced Labor in Global Supply Chains?

The US Department of Labor’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs introduced “Reducing Child Labor and Forced Labor: A Toolkit for Responsible Businesses”, the first guide developed by the US government to help businesses combat child labor and forced labor in their global supply chains.

“Encouraging businesses to reduce child and forced labor in their supply chains helps advance fundamental human rights that are at the core of worker dignity, whether here in the US or abroad,” Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis said in a video message announcing the toolkit.

The topic of child and forced Labor is closely related to the importance of business’ global sourcing business partner risk assessment. Child Labor (CL) and Forced Labor (FL) are specific areas under Social/Corporate Responsibility that companies should include in their supply chain risk assessment process conducted on a regular basis.

Click here to access the free, easy-to-use toolkit, which provides practical, step-by-step guidance on eight critical elements that will be helpful for companies that do not have a social compliance system in place or those needing to strengthen existing systems.

For additional information on how to implement a social compliance system within your global supply chain, contact us today!

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