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Aligning Our Collective Efforts

Eradicating forced labour is a task that no one person, company or organisation can achieve acting alone. The CGF Human Rights Coalition—Working to End Forced Labour (HRC) is committed to engaging with key stakeholders to best develop its approach and implement it with the greatest impact.

The HRC has now issued a Request for Proposals to IT Service Providers to help HRC members develop an “online dashboard” that will assist them in their work. More information is available for download below. Submissions are open through 28th July 2021.

For any further comments or questions about stakeholder engagement, please contact the CGF Social Sustainability team at social@theconsumergoodsforum.com

Request for Proposals
Are you an IT service provider? Do you have experience working with the consumer goods industry or companies in developing an online platform? Are you interested in a new challenge to help leading FMCG companies build one “Online Dashboard” for their work? Look no further and submit your ideas by 28th July 2021.  
The CGF HRC is currently looking to develop an online dashboard for two projects with the Fair Labor Association (FLA) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The dashboard is expected to facilitate various assessments and help aggregate findings, be a documentation-sharing platform, and more. Download the Request for Proposals to learn more.

Building on Our Experience

In October 2020, the HRC held two stakeholder consultations in order to receive input on its draft framework for the implementation of Human Rights Due Diligence (HRDD) systems in members’ own operations, and its draft Palm Oil Roadmap. The consultation closed on 16th November 2020, and the HRC thanks the many stakeholders who provided comments. The HRC and CGF Social Sustainability Team are now reviewing this feedback and incorporating it into the draft frameworks.

The HRC also issued a call for proposals from partners to support Coalition members in the implementation of the frameworks on the ground. The HRC was pleased to announce it had signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Fair Labor Association and the International Organisation for Migration, the UN agency for migration, in June 2021.

This engagement with stakeholders builds on the CGF’s rich history of cross-sector engagement on the issue of forced labour, particularly with government actors. In the past, the CGF has engaged with the Thai government, worked with the IHRB on understanding responsible recruitment in Southeast Asia, hosted roundtables in Malaysia and Thailand on responsible recruitment, and worked with Canadian and United States governments, alongside civil society organisations, on the topics of needing greater leadership and collaboration to eradicate forced labour.