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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The review discusses the ILO Conventions, the UN Guiding Principles, the UN Convention on the Right of the Child, the UN Global Compact, the Ethical Trading Initiative Base Code, the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, and the UN Principles for Responsible Investment.

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