152 million children, aged 5 to 17 years old are still victims of child labour. Governments, businesses and NGO’s have therefore committed to the elimination of child labour by 2025, as part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). More and more is recognised that child labour is everybody’s responsibility in today’s global supply chains.
A growing amount of businesses recognize the role their supply chains play in the prevalence of child labor. They take steps to eliminate it, sometimes jointly in a multistakeholder setting, at sector level or individually. Besides companies, several NGO’s run successful programmes to end child labour as do governments.