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US govt. launches app to guide development of social compliance systems to address forced & child labour

Author: US Department of Labor, Published on: 22 September 2017

[I]n too many countries, illegal labor practices persist, either going unchecked or willfully ignored. Lack of accountability and oversight of labor rights has made it more likely that goods imported into the U.S. may be tainted by child labor and forced labor... ["Comply Chain", an] App created by the U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) Bureau of International Labor Affairs,... support[s] efforts of companies that seek to address [forced & child labor] within their own supply chains... The App is also an important component of the U.S. government’s National Action Plan on Responsible Business Conduct (NAP-RBC), which was developed pursuant to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights... This App is for all companies. Companies that have not yet put in place social compliance systems may find it most useful. It can also be useful for companies that have systems in place but are seeking improvement, or those who are working with partners in their global supply chains to establish such programs. 

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