Tackling child labour

An Introduction for Business Leaders

Tackling Child Labor: An Introduction for Business Leaders is a resource that was jointly developed by The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).

It 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 labour in business operations and supply chains.

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"At Twinings, we recognize our responsibility to work towards ensuring the people who grow, tend, and harvest our tea and herbs, have a good quality of life. Children in remote tea communities often lack access to child protection measures and development opportunities, so we have introduced Child Protection Committees and support young people to have the best start in life. This is one of many interventions within our ‘Sourced with Care’ programme. We believe that by working with others, we can be a catalyst for driving the positive change that is needed. "
Bob Tavener,
CEO, Twinings

The document aims to raise awareness and improve understanding among business leaders around the issue of child labour, its impact globally, and the urgent need for business action. It also clearly outlines the role of business in helping to tackle the root causes of child labour through holistic and sustainable business approaches.

We are proud to have contributed to this resource as raising awareness of the root causes of child labour is a key part of identifying key areas for business action.