GoodWeave International, a non-profit organization founded in 1994 by the Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi and with offices in Washington DC and Oxfordshire, England, has released its “Best Practice Series to Eliminate Child Labor in Global Supply Chains” as a resource in connection with the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labor.
The five-part series explores the ways in which companies and non-governmental organizations can combat child labor in the supply chain and the sectors in which they work. It does so on the basis of the “GoodWeave System,” described as a comprehensive, market-based approach that goes beyond simple prohibition to change cultural norms, protect children and families, and address the root causes of child labor.
The series is based on five key components for eliminating child labor, based on GoodWeave’s extensive on-the-ground experience over 25+ years:
- Effective standards setting
- Inspection and monitoring
- Deep supply chain mapping
The full series of best practice briefs can be downloaded here.