Eradicating Child Labor in Supply Chains Requires Binding, Enforceable Standards
In the effort to end child labor and other abuses in supply chains, voluntary, unenforceable corporate codes of conduct are not the answer, write’s Solidarity Center Senior Asia Program Officer Sonia Mistry. “The only truly sustainable and meaningful alternatives to voluntary codes of conduct are binding and enforceable standards that employers and governments must abide by and which uphold the labor standards enshrined in the International Labor Organization’s (ILO) conventions, like the prohibition on child labor and the right of workers to form or join unions.”
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