Say No To Child Labour - Child Labour Case Studies. Pope calls for end to 'plague' of child labor. Vatican City, Jun 12, 2013 / 10:30 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis has launched an appeal against child labor, calling it an “deplorable phenomenon" during his Wednesday general audience.
“It is my heartfelt hope that the international community will initiate still more effective measures in addressing this authentic plague,” said Pope Francis on June 12. “Listen, it is a deplorable phenomenon which is constantly increasing, especially in poor countries,” he told thousands gathered in Saint Peter’s Square. Human Rights and Business Dilemmas Forum - Cases studies. This page presents all relevant good practice case studies that showcase how business have addressed the Child labour dilemma.
Case studies have been developed in close collaboration with a range of multi-national companies and relevant government, inter-governmental and civil society stakeholders. We also draw on public domain sources, including the UN Global Compact's own published Communications on Progress through which signatories are required to report on their performance against the Ten Principles. Human Rights and Business Dilemmas Forum - Dilemmas. This page presents an introduction to and analysis of the dilemma.
It does so through the integration of real-world scenarios and case studies, examination of emerging economy contexts and exploration of the specific business risks posed by the dilemma. It also suggests a range of actions that responsible companies can take in order to manage and mitigate those risks. "How does a company address the presence of child labour in its supply chain, particularly in locations where child labour is relatively common and where there is evidence that removing income-generating opportunities will push children into deeper poverty or other forms of exploitation?
" Child labour within a company's supply chain The dilemma for responsible business is how to address child labour responsibly given the complex social and economic context in which it occurs. Is child labor ethical? Child labour lets us lead sustainable lives.
Someone has to suffer. It's impossible for everyone to live equal life's, someone always misses out. Child labour's ethical gap. An Observer investigation has found that an Indian supplier used by Gap has been employing children in conditions "close to slavery" in sweatshops in the backstreets of New Delhi.
The irony that these bonded child labourers should be working in such horrific conditions on clothes destined for our Christmas shopping baskets to give the kind of seasonal cheer to western consumers that these kids are never likely to experience should give us all pause for thought. This latest episode highlights starkly some of the most painful dilemmas of the global economy. Supply Chain Management: When Child Labor is Ethical. Multinational corporations have experienced withering criticism for employing children in Asian factories.
On the surface, this practice appears to be unethical. But is it? When we study supply chain management, I engage my students in a discussion of this topic. Ethical Trading Initiative.