WORKPLACE - Implementation
Does the company conduct supplier assessments or audits with regard to child labour?
- 10 = Yes, the company conducts supplier assessments or audits to identify risks for or incidents of child labour.
- 5 = The company conducts supplier assessments or audits to identify risks regarding human rights and labour rights. However, children’s rights are not specifically mentioned.
- 0 = No, the company does not conduct supplier assessments or audits regarding children’s rights, labour rights or human rights, or this information is not publicly available.
Why is this important?
To be able to monitor an issue such as child labour among suppliers, it is of vital importance to make suppliers aware that it is an issue they are measured against.
About the scoring
A score of 10 is given if it is clear from the company’s public disclosures that child rights issues such as child labour are among the topics that suppliers are assessed against in initial supplier assessments (pre-contract) or in audits of existing suppliers. We’re expecting that the company describes the process for supplier assessments and the issues they focus on.
A score of 5 is given if it is clear from the company’s public disclosures that they assess or audit their suppliers on human and labour rights, but child labour is not part of supplier assessments or audits.
Reporting on child labour or decent working conditions is considered under 1.3.1 Reporting & Action.
Children’s Rights and Business Principles:
- All business should contribute to the elimination of child labour, including in all business activities and business relationships (Principle 2)
- All business should respect and support children’s rights in security arrangements (Principle 8)
The GRI standards:
- Reference 408-1, 412-13, 414-1