GENEVA, 20 May 2022: The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and UNICEF have issued Tackling Child Labor: An Introduction for Business Leaders in German, Spanish and French. Released in English in December 2021 – during the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labor – the resource builds on the latest data and insights emerging from the International Labour Organization (ILO) and UNICEF and articulates tangible steps business leaders can take to ensure that their companies are leveraging their full potential to support the elimination of child labor in business operations and supply chains.
Against the backdrop of the 5th Global Conference and the need for accelerated action to meet the goal of eradicating child labor by 2025, the new releases aim to put fresh attention on the role of business in addressing the root causes of child labor through holistic and sustainable approaches.
The report focuses on three key areas in which business leaders can take meaningful action to support the elimination of child labor. It highlights the importance of (1) integrating child rights approaches into business strategies and activities; (2) investing in company systems and community resilience; and (3) inspiring others to take meaningful action.
For more information about the guidance, please contact:
WBCSD: James Gomme, Director Equity Action, WBCSD, firstname.lastname@example.org
UNICEF: Chris Kip, Child Rights & Business Specialist, UNICEF, email@example.com