International Cocoa Initiative
A multistakeholder initiative established to address the issue of illegal child labour in the cocoa supply chain.
- Cocoa industry ‘failing to address abusive child labour’ in supply chain
Procurement Leaders, 5 Oct 2010
- Fourth Annual Report: Oversight of Public and Private Initiatives to Eliminate the Worst Forms of Child Labor in the Cocoa Sector in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana
Payson Center for International Development at Tulane University, 30 Sep 2010
Responsible Cotton Network
A multistakeholder initiative working to halt the use of forced child labour in Uzbek cotton production. Members include brands, retail associations, investors and civil society organizations.
- Background: Investor, company and NGO coalition to address forced child labour
Maplecroft, UN Global Compact (case study)
- Company response to Forced Labor in Uzbek Cotton
International Labor Rights Forum
Lists companies that have committed not to use Uzbek cotton.
IKEA Social Initiative backgrounder (by UNICEF)
The IKEA Social Initiative, founded in 2005, aims to “promote the rights of every child to a healthy, secure childhood and access to quality education”. It is a partnership between IKEA, UNICEF and Save the Children.
- IKEA Social Initiative (Ikea website)
- IKEA (Save the Children website)
- IKEA Social initiative (on business.un.org)
NGO working to end child labour in the handmade rug industry. Provides a certification programme for rug manufacturers (formerly RugMark).
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