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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.

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 and CGF Social Sustainability Team are also now reviewing submissions.

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.

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