18 Feb '12, 7am

As child labour increases around the world, companies need to rethink prevention strategies - #CSR #SupplyChain

As child labour increases around the world, companies need to rethink prevention strategies - #CSR #SupplyChain

As the prevalence of child labour increases around the world, it is time companies rethought prevention strategies The risk of child labour around the world is on the up. This is not only worrying, but frustrating, given the time and money that’s gone into combating it. According to a new report by risk analysis firm Maplecroft – Child Labour Index 2012 – 78 countries now present an “extreme risk” of child labour. That’s up from 68 just a year ago. The worst performers are depressingly familiar. Burma, North Korea, Somalia and Sudan sit at the bottom of the rankings, confirming the causal link to civil conflict and political oppression. Poverty represents the other big causal factor. Hence, the overwhelming prevalence of sub-Saharan nations in the index’s lower ranks. The implications for large corporations are not straightforward. Very few of the 215 million children whom...

Full article: http://www.ethicalcorp.com/supply-chains/analysis-child-l...

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