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Fighting Forced Labour of Children: First Steps for Businesses Blog 16 Dec 2021 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Fighting Forced Labour of Children: First Steps for Businesses As we see out the 2021 International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour, one thing is clear: it’s time to step up action. Child labour has worsened. According to the International Labour Organization (ILO) and UNICEF, there are now 160 million children in child labour – 8.6 million more children than in 2016. In […]
Statement on the Occasion of International Human Rights Day News Update 10 Dec 2019 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Statement on the Occasion of International Human Rights Day Forced labour continues to affect people in every corner of the world, and reaches far and wide into our daily consumption. According to statistics from the International Labour Organization (ILO), there are now around 40 million victims of modern slavery of which 25 million are in situations of forced labour. Of the 25 million, 16 […]
CGF Hosts Global Forum on Responsible Recruitment and Employment with IHRB in Singapore News Update 28 Jun 2018 Social Sustainability CGF Hosts Global Forum on Responsible Recruitment and Employment with IHRB in Singapore The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) and the Institute for Human Rights and Business, alongside key partners, teamed up to host the 2018 Global Forum on Responsible Recruitment & Employment on 11th and 12th June in Singapore. This important event provided an opportunity to explore successes and barriers to eliminating worker-paid fees, that often lead to […]
Didier Bergeret Attends Tripartite Meeting of Experts on Defining Recruitment Fees and Related Costs in Geneva News Update 20 Dec 2018 Social Sustainability Didier Bergeret Attends Tripartite Meeting of Experts on Defining Recruitment Fees and Related Costs in Geneva On November 14th – 16th, Didier Bergeret, Social Sustainability Director attended the International Labour Organization’s “Tripartite Meeting of Experts on Defining Recruitment Fees and Related Costs”, as an observer within the Employers Group. The ILO Governing Body at its 331st Session agreed to convene a three-day meeting with the objective to review and amend the […]
The Consumer Goods Forum and Fair Labor Association Call for Greater Collaboration to Tackle Forced Labour Issues in Palm Oil Industry Press Release 06 Nov 2018 Social Sustainability The Consumer Goods Forum and Fair Labor Association Call for Greater Collaboration to Tackle Forced Labour Issues in Palm Oil Industry FLA report highlights serious challenges in the Indonesian and Malaysian markets PARIS, 6th November 2018 – Malaysia and Indonesia are leading producers of palm oil, together accounting for 86 percent of global production and employing nearly 3.5 million workers, largely migrants from poorer neighbouring regions and countries. A new report from the Fair Labor Association […]
COVID-19 and the Invisible Workers in Our Value Chains Blog 29 Apr 2020 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour COVID-19 and the Invisible Workers in Our Value Chains During this global pandemic, essential workers are at the frontlines ensuring that society can continue. These individuals in our businesses, supply chains and communities are doing all they can to ensure we are fed and remain safe. Their herculean efforts are garnering words of appreciation and support from individuals and organizations from around the world […]