Child Labour

At first sight child labour may not appear to be a material issue for Australian companies and investors. However the fragmentation of global production and trade has dramatically increased the length and complexity of supply chains, which can lead to lack of oversight and worker exploitation.

The global movement to eradicate child labour has gained significant pace over recent years. Increasingly, global unions and NGOs collaborate with companies and investors to find ways to deal with the risks of child labour in global supply chains. This report looks at those efforts.


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Best practice investor actions on child labour

The case studies concern the Committee on Workers' Capital, SHARE, and Norges Bank Investment Management and their responses to the occurence and risk of child labour.

pdfChapter Five - Best Practice Investor Actions on Child Labour