Simon Steyne from the ILO talked about the need to promote long-term thinking and encouraged companies to be brave in their work to tackle the issue of child labour. He touched on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the ILO Declaration On Fundamental Principles And Rights At Work.
Matt Jones from World Vision talked about what strategies are being used to address child labour and which of these strategies have been shown to be effective and which haven't. He also looked at the biggest risks to companies and what they need to do to address this issue.
Samah Abbassi from UNICEF UK talked about their work to track and measure the scale of child labour, particularly in supply chains. She provided case studies of measures that have been taken to tackle child labour in supply chains.
Peter Williams talked about the recently launched Traidcraft / HomeWorkers Worldwide Child Labour Toolkit, which looks at tackling the root causes which lead to child labour. He provided examples of how some companies are failing to address these root causes, often driving children into more hazardous work, and gave some examples of good practice.